Despite the fact that Mixter and Barr published their description of rupture of the intervertebral disc with involvement of the spinal canal in 1934, confusion still exists about the diagnosis of this lesion and there is often uncertainty about which cases should be treated surgically. Even from the vast literature on this subject a synthesis of practical guidelines to diagnosis and surgical management can be made only with difficulty.
KeywordsNerve Root Spinal Canal Spinous Process Ligamentum Flavum Lumbar Artery
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