A patient with thoracic intradural disc herniation

Robert G. Whitmore, Brian J. Williams, Bradley C. Lega, Matthew R. Sanborn, Paul Marcotte

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Intradural disc herniation is a rare disease that occurs most commonly in the lumbar region, while fewer than 5% occur in the thoracic and cervical regions. We report a patient with thoracic intradural disc herniation at T12-L1 who presented with radiculopathy and motor weakness. The preoperative MRI did not demonstrate an intradural lesion, and it was identified intraoperatively by inspection and palpation of the thecal sac. The disc was removed, and the patient experienced good neurological recovery and remains pain free 1 year after surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1730-1732
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011


  • Intervertebral disc herniation
  • Intradural
  • Thoracic spine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)


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