• Users Online: 137
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-17

An unusual case of dorsally sequestrated disk mimicking tumor with cauda equina syndrome


1 Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Senior Registrar, Department of Neurosurgery, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Resident Medical Officer, Department of Neurosurgery, Zynova Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Batuk Damjibhai Diyora
Professor Department of Neurosurgery, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10039-1078

Rights and Permissions

A 44-year-old male presented with acute onset retention of urine and low back pain. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lumbar spine demonstrated an extradural mass extending from the lower border of the L3 vertebra to upper border of L5 vertebra. Axial imaging showed the posterolaterally located mass lesion on left side, producing significant compression and displacement of thecal sac and exiting nerve root. Following contrast administration, there was a peripheral ring enhancement. Diagnosis of extradural mass lesion was made. In view of urinary retention, urgent laminectomy was performed. The massive sequestrated lumbar disk was found on an exploration that was excised completely. This resulted in prompt relief of backache. Bladder took 2 weeks for complete recovery. Here, an unusual case of sequestrated dorsally placed lumbar disk mimicking tumor is presented.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed218    
    Printed25    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded35    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 3    

Recommend this journal