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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 16(3); 1987 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1987;16(3): 905-910.
A Case of Typical Thoracic Disc Herniation Treated by Transthoracic Transpleural Approach.
Sung Min Park, Jung Kyo Lee, Dong Won Kim, In Hong Kim, Young Sun Yoo
Department of Neurosurgery, Keimyung University, School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Herniated thoracic discs are a rare cause of spinal cord compression. The lesions occur predominantly the fourth decade and protrusions between T9 and T12 account for approximated two thirds of cases. The diagnosis is difficult to make clinically due to variable presented symptoms. The myelography and spine CT scan are the most useful diagnostic aids. The authors present a case of typical herniated thoracic disc at T11/T12 who was treated by transthoracic transpleural approach with anterior fusion. The operative result was excellent.
Key Words: Thoracic disc hemiation; Myelography; Spinal computed tomogram; Transthoracic transpleural approach; Anterior fusion
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