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Journal of Spine & Neurosurgery

Case Report

Thoracic Disc Herniation with Concomitant Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Resulting in Epidural Compression Syndrome in a Renal Transplant Patient

Mustovich A1, Shaw KA1*, Griffith MS1, DeVine JG2 and Gloystein DM1
1Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 300 E Hospital Road, Fort, USA
2Augusta University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1120 15th Street Augusta GA, USA
Corresponding author : Dr. K. Aaron Shaw
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 300 East Hospital Road, Fort Gordon, GA 30905, USA
Tel: (706) 787-6158
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: October 26, 2016 Accepted: December 12, 2016 Published: April 20, 2017
Citation: Shaw KA, Mustovich A, Griffith MS, DeVine JG, Gloystein DM (2017) Thoracic Disc Herniation with Concomitant Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Resulting in Epidural Compression Syndrome in a Renal Transplant Patient. J Spine Neurosurg 6:2. doi: 10.4172/2325-9701.1000262

Abstract

The authors report the case of a 64-year-old female renal transplant patient who presented with acute onset of right lower extremity weakness and urinary retention. Her imaging studies confirmed a T11-12 paracentral disc herniation with spinal cord deformation and myelomalacia with concomitant degenerative spondylolisthesis at L4-5 resulting in epidural compression syndrome. Following appropriate surgical intervention, she regained the ability urinate at 4 months following surgery, independent ambulation at 6 months, and return to pre-injury activities one year following surgery.
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