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What exactly is a sequestrated lumbar intervertebral disc?
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Separated
There are different degrees of herniation.
The most severe degree is sequestered. It just means a piece of disc has ruptured through the back wall of the disc into the nerve canal and then migrated away to the extent it is no longer in contact with the disc.

In brief: Separated
There are different degrees of herniation.
The most severe degree is sequestered. It just means a piece of disc has ruptured through the back wall of the disc into the nerve canal and then migrated away to the extent it is no longer in contact with the disc.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Ken Yonemura
Neurosurgery
In brief: HNP
A sequestrated lumbar disc refers to migration of the central nuclear disc material through the outer layers that make up the anulus fibrosis and are then lodged in the spinal canal.
Separation of the fragment from the disc from which it originates results in a sequestered fragment.

In brief: HNP
A sequestrated lumbar disc refers to migration of the central nuclear disc material through the outer layers that make up the anulus fibrosis and are then lodged in the spinal canal.
Separation of the fragment from the disc from which it originates results in a sequestered fragment.
Dr. Ken Yonemura
Dr. Ken Yonemura
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