Giant Calcified Thoracic Disc Herniation in a Child: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Xiao-Dong Wu; Hua-Jiang Chen; Wen Yuan; Tsai, Nicholas; Xin-Wei Wang; Xu-Hui Zhou; Hua Li; Xiao-Long Sheng; Sheng-Ming Xu
August 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 10, p1992
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 12-year-old girl with giant herniation of an intervertebral disc calcification in the thoracic spine. The girl had tenderness at the spinous processes of T2 and T3 with paraspinal muscle spasm and the spinal motions were extremely painful. She was initially treated with bed rest for three months and the pain disappeared completely in ten months. It discusses intervertebral disc calcification in childhood as an uncommon and distinct disease of unknown cause.


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