[Spontaneous resorption of thoracic calcified disc herniation: Report of two cases and review of the literature].
Neurochirurgie. 2012 Dec;58(6):353-7
Authors: Eap C, Bennis S, Blauwblomme T, Compaore P, Chamsedine A, Mireau E, Aldea S, Gaillard S
We report on two cases of spontaneous resorption of a calcified thoracic hernia. This phenomenom is widely recognised in lumbar and cervical hernia, but is exceptional at the thoracic level. The potential mechanisms underlying this resorption are discussed trough a review of the literature. We think this could be another argument for a “wait and watch” period before a surgical decision in the patients who have few symptoms.
PMID: 22743329 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]