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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2019, XLVII/277: 028-030 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2019, XLVII/277: 028-030

Title: Intradural disc herniation – report of two cases 

Authors: Baranowski P, Baranowska A, Baranowska J, Konieczny R. 

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Intradural disc herniation – report of two cases


Baranowski P, Baranowska A, Baranowska J, Konieczny R.

Department of Neuroorthopedics, Mazovian Rehabilitation Center – STOCER, Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland

Intradural disc herniation is a very rare condition, which occurs in up to 0.3% cases of all disc herniations. It mostly develops at L4-L5 level, which is caused by the presence of strong adhesions between the posterior longitudinal ligament and dura mater. These rare cases are included in the classifications, however, they are associated with diagnostic difficulties, both in physical examination and in the image visible in magnetic resonance.
Report of two cases
. The presented patients were treated in the Neuroortopedic Department within the last two years. Despite previous examinations, the final diagnosis of intradural disc herniation occurred only during the surgery.
Conclusions
. Rarely occurring hernias of the intervertebral disc require increased vigilance among surgeon’s spine physicians. Preoperative diagnosis of intradural lesion would make it possible to develop a better surgical strategy.

Key words: intervertebral disc herniation, intraoperative diagnosis

Pol Med J, 2019; XLVII (277); 28–30