INTERVERTEBRAL DISC HERNIATION: PREVALENCE AND ASSOCIATION WITH CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS.

Ray-offor OD, Wachukwu CM, Onubiyi CCB

Available online Jul 17, 2018.

[ Original ] Volume 25, Issue 2, 2016, Pages 107-112


Abstract

BACKGROUND
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
herniated disc.
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.
METHOD
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.
RESULTS:
The age distribution of patients was from 18-80 years; mean age was 51.0


Keywords

lumbosacral spine, disc herniation,

April-June 2016

Volume 25 | Issue 2

Page Nos. 107-112

Online since Jul 12, 2018

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