Pitting Oedema in a Affected person with Lumbar Disc Herniation: Case report of an uncommon affiliation.
Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J. 2017 Nov;17(four):e464-e467
Authors: Sadeghian H, Motiei-Langroudi R
Oedema refers back to the extreme accumulation of fluid inside intercellular tissues because of disequilibrium between the capillary hydrostatic and oncotic stress gradients. Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) generally causes decrease again ache and radicular leg ache. We report a 57-year-old feminine who offered to the neurosurgery clinic of the Bam College of Medical Sciences, Bam, Iran, in 2015 with ache and pitting oedema within the bilateral decrease extremities. Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed a analysis of LDH of the L3-L4 and L4-L5 vertebrae. The affected person subsequently underwent a bilateral laminotomy and foraminotomy of the concerned vertebrae to alleviate her ache. Following the surgical procedure, there was a whole decision of the LDH-related signs in addition to the oedema. Though LDH has by no means earlier than been related to oedema, it could nonetheless trigger decrease limb oedema in distinctive and uncommon circumstances, as highlighted on this affected person.
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