Recurrent and New Herniations

  • F. Postacchini
  • G. Cinotti


Some authors (18, 60) use the term recurrence when the herniation occurs in a previously operated disc, on the same side as the primary herniation or on the opposite side; others (10, 11, 16, 44) refer to recurrence even for herniation at a new level with respect to the primary herniated disc. A few authors (12, 37, 80) call “true herniation” the recurrence occurring at the same level and on the same side as the primary herniation, whereas others (13, 68) use this expression for recurrence at a previously operated level, either on the same or the opposite side. The herniation at a new level has also been termed “pseudorecurrence” (66).


Nucleus Pulposus Disc Herniation Lumbar Disc Recurrent Herniation Annulus Fibrosus 
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