Medical Definition of Herniation of nucleus pulposus

1. Focal protrusion of disc material secondary to rupture of annulus fibrosus confined within the posterior longitudinal ligament location: L4/5 (35%); L5/S1 (27%); L3/4 (19%); L2/3 (14%); L1/2 (5%); thoracic spine affected in 3:1000 disc operations, posterolateral (49%): weakest point (posterior longitudinal ligament tightly adherent to posterior margin of disc), posterocentral (8%), lateral/foraminal (less than10%), intraosseous/vertical (14%): Schmorl node, extraforaminal/anterior (29%): commonly overlooked, bilateral: on both sided of the posterior ligament findings: disc (low T1) displaces posterior ligament/epidural fat (high T1), enlarged (edematous) nerve root: trumpet sign, see: degenerative disc disease extradural mass (12 Dec 1998)



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