Volume 2, Issue 3 (12-2016)                   Iran J Neurosurg 2016, 2(3): 26-28 | Back to browse issues page

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Sharifi G, Alimohammadi E, Ebrahimzadeh K, Moradian K, Rezaei O. Huge Sequestered Spinal Disc Mimicking Spinal Intradural Tumor. Iran J Neurosurg. 2016; 2 (3) :26-28
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Background and Importance: Disk sequestration can be defined as a herniated disk with perforation of the fibrous ring (or outermost annulus fibrosus) and posterior longitudinal ligament with migration of the disk fragment to the epidural space. Even after the introduction of high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), it is still frequently misinterpreted as neoplastic masses. Unfortunately, no particular symptoms or signs are also known to allow differentiation between atypical hernias and spinal tumors.

Case Presentation: This study describes a rare case of a huge herniated and sequestrated disc, which is misinterpreted as a spinal tumor on the radiological report.

Conclusion: MRI findings are useful in the preoperative diagnosis of disc herniation. The differential diagnosis includes not only metastatic lesions but also some other benign epidural lesions such as synovial cysts, hematomas, and abscesses.

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Type of Study: Case report | Subject: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
* Corresponding Author Address: * Corresponding Author Address: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Loghman Hakim Hospital, Velenjak St., Shahid Chamran Highway, Tehran, Iran. Tel: +982155419005. E-mail: HAFEZ125@gmail.com

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