European Spine Journal

, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp 366–367

First thoracic disc herniation with myelopathy

  • S. Nakahara
  • T. Sato
Case Reports

DOI: 10.1007/BF00300300

Cite this article as:
Nakahara, S. & Sato, T. Eur Spine J (1995) 4: 366. doi:10.1007/BF00300300


The case of a patient with progressive paraparesis due to first thoracic disc herniation is reported. He was treated successfully with anterior interbody fusion by the Smith-Robinson approach. An anterior approach is desirable for surgical treatment of T1/2 disc herniation, and up to this level the Smith-Robinson approach, without thoracotomy, is entirely possible.

Key words

Disc herniation First thoracic disc Anterior approach Myelopathy 

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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Nakahara
    • 1
  • T. Sato
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopacdic SurgeryOkayama University Medical SchoolOkayamaJapan

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