Indian Journal of Radiology Indian Journal of Radiology  

   Login   | Users online: 1003

Home Bookmark this page Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font size Increase font size     

 

MUSCULOSKELETAL Table of Contents   
Year : 2005  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 489-491
Role of contrast enhanced MR in diagnosis of a sequestered disc : A case report and review of literature


Department of Radiodiagnosis and Surgery, Pad. Dr. D. Y. Patil, Medical College & Hospital, Pimpri, Pune - 18., India

Correspondence Address:
A Kharat
Flat No 2, Building No 34, Ranakpur Darshan Society, New Alandi Road, Vishrantwadi, Yerawada, Pune - 411006
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.28781

Rights and Permissions

A 38 years old female presented with complaints of radiating pain on lateral aspect of left thigh and leg. Clinical examination revealed signs of L 4 and L5 radiculopathy. Contrast enhanced MRI of the lumbosacral spine revealed degenerative disc disease with a contrast enhancing lesion with a non enhancing center on the left posterolateral portion of the L4 vertebral body. Differentials considered were a solitary epidural abscess, neurofibroma and a sequestered disc. Post operatively lesion was confirmed to be a sequestered disc material, which had migrated caudally from L2-L3 intervertebral disc space anterolateral to the thecal sac. Contrast enhancement was a feature secondary to associated epidural inflammation -a sign typically associated with a long standing sequestered disc.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article

 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
    Viewed15911    
    Printed153    
    Emailed2    
    PDF Downloaded1046    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 2    

Recommend this journal