Upper thoracic spinal cord herniation after traumatic nerve root avulsion. Case report and review of the literature.

J Neurosurg 2003 Oct;99(3 Suppl):306-9

Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Transdural herniation of the spinal cord, a rare but well-documented entity, has been reported sporadically for more than 25 years as a possible cause for various neurological signs and symptoms ranging from isolated sensory or motor findings to myelopathy and Brown-Séquard syndrome. The authors report, to the best of their knowledge, the first case of upper thoracic spinal cord herniation occurring after traumatic nerve root avulsion.

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