Sagittal localisation of disc disease (annotated image)

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

The pedicle and disc are used as reference points to describe disc herniations. 

Case Discussion

The pedicle and disc are used as reference points to describe disc herniations which may extend to:

  • disc level - confined to between the vertebral endplates
  • suprapedicular - between superior endplate and superior border of pedicle
  • pedicular - at the level of the pedicle
  • infrapedicular - below lower margin of the pedicle to the inferior endplate
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Case information

rID: 36345
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 6th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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