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“Postural Kyphoscoliosis”: an atypical presentation of herniated lumbar nucleus pulposus

Ren, Yi Kow and Mor Japar Khan, Ed Simor Khan and Komahen, Colin and Low, L. C. (2018) “Postural Kyphoscoliosis”: an atypical presentation of herniated lumbar nucleus pulposus. In: 48th Malaysian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting / Annual General Meeting 2018, 10th-12th May 2018, Hotel Equatorial, Penang. (Unpublished)

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INTRODUCTION: Herniated Nucleus Pulposus is displacement of disc material beyond the intervertebral disc normal margins resulting in pain, weakness or numbness following the myptomal or dermatomal distribution. We present a patient with severe L4/L5 herniated nucleus pulposis who presented with “postural kyphoscoliosis” CASE REPORT: Mr YMC, a 22-year-old healthy gentleman presented with abnormal posture and back pain for 3 months. There was no history of trauma. Clinically the “kyphoscoliosis” was postural due to severe back pain on straightening the back. On examination, straight leg raising test was positive with L4 mytomal symptoms. Plain radiograph of the thoracolumbar region did not reveal any deformity. The magnetic resonance imaging of lumbosacral revealed a herniated lumbar nucleus pulposus over the L4/L5 region, impinging on the L4 exiting nerve root. The patient underwent laminectomy L4 and discectomy L4/5 without any complication. Post-operatively, the patient recovered well with normal posture. DISCUSSIONS: It is still controversial in terms of outcomes of medical and or physical therapy compared to surgical intervention in herniated nucleus pulposus. In those patient that warrant surgical intervention, patient with age<40 and sugery within 6 months would predict a good surgical outcomes. In our patient, the surgery improves the motor function, correct the posture and improve his quality of life. CONCLUSION: This case highlights the surgical role in terms of managing patients with prolapsed nucleus pulposus that failed conservative management. Early surgical intervention yields a good functional outcome in those patient with severe disease.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5579/63876
Uncontrolled Keywords: Postural Kyphoscoliosis, herniated lumbar nucleus pulposus
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: DR ED SIMOR KHAN KHAN
Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 13:28
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 16:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63876

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