Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 288--290

Idiopathic thoracic transdural intravertebral spinal cord herniation


Mazda K Turel, Joshua T Wewel, Mena G Kerolus, John E O'Toole 
 Department of Neurosurgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Correspondence Address:
Mazda K Turel
Department of Neurosurgery, Rush University Medical Center, 1725 W Harrison Street, Suite 855, Chicago, IL
USA

Idiopathic spinal cord herniation is a rare and often missed cause of thoracic myelopathy. The clinical presentation and radiological appearance is inconsistent and commonly confused with a dorsal arachnoid cyst and often is a misdiagnosed entity. While ventral spinal cord herniation through a dural defect has been previously described, intravertebral herniation is a distinct entity and extremely rare. We present the case of a 70-year old man with idiopathic thoracic transdural intravertebral spinal cord herniation and discuss the clinico-radiological presentation, pathophysiology and operative management along with a review the literature of this unusual entity.


How to cite this article:
Turel MK, Wewel JT, Kerolus MG, O'Toole JE. Idiopathic thoracic transdural intravertebral spinal cord herniation.J Craniovert Jun Spine 2017;8:288-290


How to cite this URL:
Turel MK, Wewel JT, Kerolus MG, O'Toole JE. Idiopathic thoracic transdural intravertebral spinal cord herniation. J Craniovert Jun Spine [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Aug 7 ];8:288-290
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