Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-28

Spontaneously disappearing large herniated lumbar disc fragment

1 Department of Radiology, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Amit Agrawal
Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Narayna Medical College Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore 524 003, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-2585.134208

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There are reports of spontaneous regression of large extruded disc; however, the exact underlying mechanism and management of such cases remains controversial. We report a 40-year-old female who opted for conservative management for a large extruded lumbar disc. Follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed complete disappearance of the disc fragment; however, there were degenerative changes in the upper and lower adjacent margins of the vertebral body. Spine surgeons should be aware of spontaneous regression of the disc phenomenon as a patient with a large extruded disc who opted for the conservative management initially can have persistence pain, but there may not be an underlying protruded disc.

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