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2022 Aug 27

Int J Surg Case Rep


Lumbar disc herniation in a 15-year-old girl: A case report.


Balafif F, Faris M, Subagio E A, Bajamal A H, Kusumadewi A
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2022 Aug 27; 98:107560.
PMID: 36057249.


Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is uncommon in the pediatric population. The lumbar spine biodynamics and architecture change with age, with adults being more susceptible to LDH than children. When conservative treatment fails for pediatric LDH, surgery may be considered. We described an unusual instance of pediatric lumbar disc herniation that was successfully treated with microdiscectomy.