Surgical Treatment of T1-2 Disc Herniation with T1 Radiculopathy: A case Report with Review of the Literature

Authors
Eun-Seok SonSang-Hun LeeSo-Young ParkKi-Tack KimChul-Hyung KangSeong-Woo Cho
Department
Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery (정형외과학)
Issue Date
2012
Citation
Asian Spine Journal, Vol.6(3) : 199-202, 2012
ISSN
1976-1902
Abstract
The prevalence of intervertebral disc herniation (IDH) of the thoracic spine is rare compared to the cervical or lumbar spine. In particular, IDH of the upper thoracic spine is extremely rare. We report the case of T1-2 IDH and its treatment, with a literature review. A 37-year-old male patient visited our hospital due to radiating pain at the left upper extremity and weakness of gri p power. In cervical spine magnetic resonance images, T1-2 disc space showed herniated disc material and compressed T1 root was identified. Laminoforaminotomy was performed with a posterior approach. The radiating pain and weakness of gri p power improved immediately after the surgery. Of patients who show radiating pain or numbness at the medial aspect of forearm, or weakness of intrinsic muscle of hand, can be suspected to have T1 radiculopathy. A detailed physical examination and a radiologic evaluation including this area should be required for the T1 radiculopathy. Key Words: Thoracic Vertebrae, Intervertebral Disc, Radiculopathy, Laminotomy
URI
http://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/35129
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손은석; 강철형
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