Postoperative lumbar nerve root enhancement

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Persistent radicular pain in the left L4 dermatoma 3 weeks after left lumbar disc herniotomy at L4/5/S1

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

Case Discussion

Postoperative root enhancement and thickening is considered more or less normal within 6 months after surgery, unless combined with displacement or recurrent disc hernia

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Case information

rID: 14096
Published: 24th Jun 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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