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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1991;8(1):238-245.
DOI:    Published online June 30, 1991.
Two cases of disc internal disruption syndrome.
Jong Hyeung Lee, Myun Whan Ahn, Jong Chul Ahn
The disc internal disruption syndrome is not well known to us, but the following hypothesis is widely accepted in clinical practice. The disc internal disruption syndrome may develop intractable back pain with aggravated of pain, loss of spinal motion with any physical exercise, leg pain, loss of energy, marked weight loss, and profound depression. The patient with this syndrome will be found to have normal plain roentgenograms, myelograms, CT scans, results of blood examination and neurologic findings. For these reasons, this syndrome was frequently diagnosed by abnormal discographic findings. We had experience with two cases of disc internal disruption syndrome with clinical, roentgenographic and discographic evaluations. Thus we present these case with a brief review of the concerned literature.
Key Words: Disc, Disruption, Discogram, Back pain


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