Volume 6, Issue 2 (Spring 2015 -- 2015)                   BCN 2015, 6(2): 133-135 | Back to browse issues page

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Omidi-Kashani F, Sharifi Dalooei S M A. Impending Discectomy in a Patient with Zoster Induced Sciatica An Instructive Case Report. BCN. 2015; 6 (2) :133-135
URL: http://bcn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-457-en.html
1- Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Herpes zoster is a rare cause of non-discogenic sciatica. A combination of case rarity and name similarity was nearly leading to an inopportune surgery in a 21 years old woman. The clinical presentation was completely similar to a cauda equina syndrome associated with urinary incontinence and bilateral leg involvement. Concurrently, lumbosacral imaging of another patient with exactly similar name in the picture archiving communications system (PACS) has shown a huge L5-1 disc herniation. Careful attention to all diverse causes of sciatica and identifying details of the images could prevent improper discectomy in our patient.
Type of Study: News and Reports | Subject: Behavioral Neuroscience
Received: 2014/09/17 | Accepted: 2015/03/11 | Published: 2015/04/1

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