Intradural non-calcified thoracic disc herniation causing spontaneous intracranial hypotension: a case report
Michael Fiechter, Alexander Ott, Jürgen Beck, Astrid Weyerbrock & Jean-Yves Fournier
We report the rare phenomenon of an intradural non-calcified disc sequester at the thoracolumbar junction as the cause of a ventral dural tear leading to a CSF leak with intractable SIH. This is of particular interest as the major cause of ventral dural leakage is thought to arise from calcified discogenic microspurs or dorsal osteophytes. Furthermore, we comprehensively describe a short and reasonable diagnostic and surgical approach of this rare pathology, which may particularly be of use in daily clinical routine in neurological wards and general surgical spine centers not facing such pathologies on a regular basis.
|citation||Fiechter M, Ott A, Beck J, Weyerbrock A, Fournier J Y. Intradural non-calcified thoracic disc herniation causing spontaneous intracranial hypotension: a case report. BMC Surg 2019; 19:66.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||21-6-2019|
|journal title||BMC Surg (19/1)|