Percutaneous treatment of gas-containing lumbar disc herniation: Report of two cases

Andrea Righini, Silvia Lucchi, Paolo Reganati, Mario Zavanone, Agostino Bettinelli

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Abstract

A limited number of cases have been reported in which gas-containing lumbar disc herniation caused compression of nerve roots. The authors describe two patients in whom computerized tomography scanning revealed a large intraspinal gas collection that appeared to be causing nerve root compression and that was successfully evacuated by percutaneous needle aspiration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-136
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume91
Issue number1 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999

Keywords

  • Epidural gas
  • Intervertebral disc herniation
  • Nerve root compression
  • Percutaneous surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Righini, A., Lucchi, S., Reganati, P., Zavanone, M., & Bettinelli, A. (1999). Percutaneous treatment of gas-containing lumbar disc herniation: Report of two cases. Journal of Neurosurgery, 91(1 SUPPL.), 133-136.