herniated intervertebral disc


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herniated intervertebral disc

An inaccurate term used to describe the squeezing out of part of the pulpy centre (nucleus pulposus) of one of the discs between two adjacent bones of the spine (vertebrae).
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One study in the dog compared myelograms with surgical findings for the purpose of localizing herniated intervertebral disc material, and myelographic findings agreed with surgical findings in 97% of dogs.
Tamaki, "Effects of basic fibroblast growth factor on spontaneous resorption of herniated intervertebral discs: An experimental study in the rabbit," Spine, vol.
Surgical treatment of herniated intervertebral discs in children and teenagers.