Child's Nervous System

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 125–127 | Cite as

Juvenile lumbar discs

  • Lloyd Zucker
  • A. Loren Amacher
  • Atef Eltomey
Original Papers

Abstract

One hundred and two patients, ages 10–18 years, were operated upon for herniated lumbar discs. Until age 17, the male-to-female ratio was even. A significant relationship was found between traumatic etiology and the occurrence of free disc rupture. Disc material was found outside the annular ligament in more than half of the patients. Results of surgical excision have been excellent in 95% of cases. Same level recurrence remains below 3%.

Key words

Lumbar disc disease Juvenile Free rupture Trauma 

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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lloyd Zucker
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Loren Amacher
    • 1
    • 2
  • Atef Eltomey
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryHartford HospitalHartfordUSA
  2. 2.the Department of SurgeryUniversity of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA

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