Thoracic disc herniation. Analysis of 14 cases and review of the literature
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- Singounas, E.G., Kypriades, E.M., Kellerman, A.J. et al. Acta neurochir (1992) 116: 49. doi:10.1007/BF01541253
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Fourteen cases of thoracic intervertebral disc prolapse are reported and analysed. Eleven were women, 3 men, and the peak incidence was in the 5th decade. No trauma was reported in our cases. The T8/9 interspace was the most frequently involved. A sensory level was noticed in 6 cases and in four a clear cut sensory level at T10 was observed. Results of surgical treatment show that using microsurgical techniques costotransversectomy and its modifications are equally effective; laminectomy is contraindicated.