Turkish Neurosurgery 2015 , Vol 25 , Num 4
Spontaneous Regression of Lumbar Disc Herniation After Weight Loss: Case Report
Mehmet TOKMAK1, Inci BALTEPE ALTIOK2, Mustafa GUVEN3, Adem Bozkurt ARAS3, Murat COSAR3
1Istanbul Medipol University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
2Istanbul Medipol Hospital, Department of Radiology, Istanbul, Turkey
3Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Canakkale, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.9183-13.1 Diagnosis, treatment, and surgery for lumbar disc herniations have existed for over a century. However, during the last three decades, there have been many new developments in imaging techniques, surgical procedures, physical medicine, and rehabilitation. In light of this, the most effective and appropriate treatment is controversial. Spontaneous regression of sequestrated, extruded, or protruded disc herniation has often been reported in the literature, although it is still a rare phenomenon. After a thorough review of the literature, we did not find any case report about this phenomenon after weight loss. In this report, though, we present a recent case about spontaneous regression of extruded disc herniation following weight loss. Keywords : Conservative management, Lumbar disc, Disc herniation, Discectomy
Corresponding author : Mustafa Guven, drmustafaguven@comu.edu.tr