Atypical Presentation of a Sequestered Posterolateral Disc Fragment

Ajayi O, Shoakazemi A, Tubbs RS, Moisi M, Rostad S, Newell DW.Atypical Presentation of a Sequestered Posterolateral Disc FragmentCureus. 2016 Feb 20;8(2):e502. doi: 10.7759/cureus.502.

ABSTRACT

Sequestered disc fragments typically occur ventrally but can also migrate dorsally or intradurally. At times, atypical disc herniations can be misinterpreted on imaging as other lesions, such as neoplasms, hematomas, or abscesses. We present an uncommon case of a patient presenting with cauda equina syndrome secondary to an enhancing sequestered disc fragment mimicking a tumor.