Intradural herniation of intervertebral disc at the level of Lumbar 1-Lumbar 2.
ABSTRACT Intradural disc herniation is a serious and rare complication of intervertebral disc rupture. The preoperative diagnosis of intradural disc herniation is still difficult despite new neuroradiologic investigation possibilities including computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging and it is usually diagnosed by during surgery. Here we present an intradural disc herniation case at the level of L1-L2 with accompanying significant myelopathic neurologic deficits. A 50-year-old female patient was admitted to the hospital with pain and weakness in both legs. Her neurological examination revealed paraparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an extruded disc hernia of central localization at the L1-L2 level. She underwent total laminectomy at the level of L1-L2 and her intradural disc fragment was extirpated by microsurgical methods.