Double crush root injury in the lumbar spine


ÇETİNALP N. E. , Oktay K. , ÖZSOY K. M. , OLGUNER S. K.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.42, no.1, pp.176-178, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.17826/cutf.280481
  • Title of Journal : CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.176-178

Abstract

Double crush root injury in the lumbar spine is a very rare condition. A 36-year-old female patient presented to our clinic with complaints of severe low back and right leg pain. Magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine revealed a paramedian disc herniation at the L4-5 level and an extruded far-lateral disc herniation at the L5-S1 level. Both disc herniations were compressing right L5 root simultaneously. Microdiscectomies were performed at the L4-5 and L5-S1 levels. Postoperatively, she had complete resolution of her pain complaints.