Posterior ring apophysis separation combined with lumbar disc herniation in adults: a 10-year experience in the surgical management of 87 cases.

By London Spine

Posterior ring apophysis separation combined with lumbar disc herniation in adults: a 10-year experience in the surgical management of 87 cases.

J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Apr;14(4):475-83

Authors: Akhaddar A, Belfquih H, Oukabli M, Boucetta M

The association of posterior ring apophysis separation (PRAS) with lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is uncommon and represents a true subgroup of disc herniation mainly seen in the adolescent population. The objective of this study was to describe a decade of experience in the care of adult patients with PRAS with LDH, giving particular attention to its diagnosis, surgical treatment, and outcome.

PMID: 21294611 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]