A Uncommon Case of T1-2 Thoracic Disc Herniation Mimicking Cervical Radiculopathy.
Int J Backbone Surg. 2017;11:30
Authors: Gokcen HB, Erdogan S, Gumussuyu G, Ozturk S, Ozturk C
Introduction: Thoracic disc herniation is just not as frequent as different disc herniations seen at different ranges of spinal column. Th1-Th2 disc herniation is a particularly uncommon situation. Bodily and cautious radiological examination is considerably necessary for prognosis.
Case Presentation: We report a 45 years outdated male case with criticism of neck ache radiating to proper higher extremity. The bodily examination revealed Th1 radiculopathy signs. In accordance with his pictures degeneration at C6-7 stage and proper T1 root compression resulting from Th1-Th2 disc herniation at foraminal area had been evaluated. The affected person underwent hemilaminectomy, foraminatomy and discectomy at T1-T2 stage by way of posterior method.
Conclusion: T1-2 stage thoracic disc herniation can accompany with cervical area issues and a few syndromes can mimic Th1 radiculopathy signs. The purpose of this case report is to maintain on thoughts of this uncommon situation and to emphasise the significance of bodily findings and correlations with magnetic resonance imaging.
PMID: 29372134 [PubMed]