Case Report

Pseudointradural/Intraradicular Disc Herniation: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

  • Zahir KIZILAY
  • Elif BOLAT
  • Abdullah TOPÇU
  • Feridun ACAR

Received Date: 11.01.2010 Accepted Date: 09.03.2010 Meandros Med Dent J 2010;11(3):37-40

Intraradicular disc herniation is a special subtype of intradural disc herniation. Although many theories has been suggested about the formation of intradural discs, the pathophysiology of this pathological state hasn't been explained exactly yet. This state has been classified on the basis of dural anatomy and separated into two subgroups as typeAand B. There is no spesific technique or neuroradiological picture of diagnosing intradural intraradicular disc herniation in the preoperative process. Because of this, the patients are mostly diagnosed intraoperatively and they are even diagnosed in next operations after failed back surgery. In this case report we presented the clinical and radiologic features of a 54 year old female patient with the applying symptom of left sciatalgia and with no spesific findings in her preoperative imaging studies and the literature has been reviewed.

Keywords: Intradural disc herniation, intraradicular disc herniation, lumbar disc herniation