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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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BRITO-MARQUES, Paulo Roberto de. Thoracic lumbar herniated disc and cauda equina syndrome as complications of Scheuermann disease: a case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1994, vol.52, n.3, pp.439-442. ISSN 0004-282X.

The author reports the case of a patient with spinal cord compression by a thoracic herniated disc without paraplegia as well as a cauda equina syndrome due to spondylotic and discai lesions, with small protrusions of the L4-L5 and L5-S1 discs associated with Scheuermann disease. There was complete recovery in six months with clinical treatment. The radiological evaluation using standard radiography, myelography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging of the vertebral column, and electromyographic evaluation indicate a precise correlation between clinical picture and the distribution and course of lumbar spinal cord degenerations. Furthermore, a strong correlation was also found with hernias, roots and the bony sequalae of spinal cord dystrophy found in Scheuermann disease.

Keywords : spine; disc herniation; Scheuermann disease.

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