Percutaneous discal cyst rupture in a professional football player using sublaminar epidural injection for thecal sac displacement

Michael V. Friedman, Andrew Park, David Bumpass, Jack W. Jennings, Matthew J. Matava

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Abstract

A case of percutaneous discal cyst rupture in a 25-year-old professional American football player is reported. The patient presented with a 3-day history of severe left-sided back pain. Magnetic resonance imaging examination demonstrated a discal cyst effacing the left L4-L5 lateral recess, with interposed thecal sac. A sublaminar epidural injection was performed displacing the thecal sac, exposing the discal cyst, and allowing for percutaneous perforation. The patient had complete resolution of symptoms after discal cyst rupture and was able to compete in a professional football game 3 days later. Computed tomography-guided percutaneous rupture is a therapeutic modality that may be considered for treatment of a symptomatic discal cyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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