Thoracic disc protrusion

Fortunately, a disc protrusion in the thoracic spine is uncommon. This reduced incidence is related to the firm splintage action of the rib cage. Most disc protrusions occur below T9, with the commonest site, as expected, being T11-T12.

The common presentation is back pain and radicular pain that follows the appropriate dermatome. However, disc lesions in the thoracic spine are prone to produce spinal cord compression, manifesting as sensory loss, bladder incontinence and signs of upper motor neurone lesion. The disc is relatively inaccessible to surgical intervention, but over the past decade there has been a significant improvement in the surgical treatment of thoracic disc protrusions, due to the transthoracic lateral approach.

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