Available online Jul 17, 2018.
[ Original ] Volume 25, Issue 2, 2016, Pages 107-112
Low back pain is one of the common health problems encountered in life with intervertebral disc herniation being a
common cause of its occurrence. Magnetic resonance imaging has emerged the gold standard for diagnosing a
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
To assess the frequency and pattern of occurrence of disc herniation as well as evaluate the association of disc
herniation on magnetic resonance imaging with clinical symptoms.
A total of 120 adult patients who came for magnetic resonance imaging scan of the lumbosacral spine for a period
of 1year in the department of Radiology University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital. The end plates of 600
lumbar interspaces were graded for type, size and site of lumbar disc herniation.
The age distribution of patients was from 18-80 years; mean age was 51.0
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Volume 25 | Issue 2
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