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Calcified Lumbar Disc Herniation in Children

Author(s): Mohammed Benzagmout

Journal: Journal of Orthopaedics
ISSN 0972-978X

Volume: 4;
Issue: 3;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: lumbar disc herniation | intervertebral disc calcification | infant | surgery

Discal calcification in childhood is rare. We report a 12-year-old boy who presented an acute low-back pain, right L5 hyperalgic sciatica with a history of increasing paresthesia. CT scan demonstrated a postero-lateral calcified disc herniation at the L4-L5 level. The patient was operated and successfully recovered. Clinical presentation, neuroimaging findings and treatment modalities of this phenomenon are discussed.
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