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Cukurova Med J. 2017; 42(1): 176-178


Double crush root injury in the lumbar spine

Nuri Eralp Çetinalp, Kadir Oktay, Kerem Mazhar Özsoy, Semih Kıvanç Olguner.

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. This is the first reported case of double crush injury in the lumbar spine.

Key words: lumbar disc herniation, far-lateral lumbar disc herniation, double crush, microdiscectomy



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