Herniation of calcified cervical intervertebral disc causes dissociated motor loss in a child

Masayoshi Oga, Kazumasa Terada, Naoshi Kikuchi, Yoshinao Oda, Yoichi Sugioka

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Abstract

Hernition of the calcified nucleus pulposus is a rare complication of intervertebral disc calcification in children. Surgical intervention is rarely indicated in the majority of such cases. This paper reports a 12-year-old boy with a calcified nucleus pulposus at C7-T1 which had ruptured into the spinal canal, causing dissociated motor loss. Anterior discectomy and fusion were performed and the patient's muscle weakness markedly improved after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2347-2350
Number of pages4
JournalSpine
Volume18
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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