Application of percutaneous cervical nucleoplasty using the navigable disc decompression device in patient of cervical herniated intervertebral disc: A case report

Ji Hoon Lim, Hye Jin Lee, Sang Heon Lee

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Abstract

Recent years, various percutaneous procedures including cervical nucleoplasty have been developed for disc decompressions to relieve radicular pains caused by disc herniations. We report the application of percutaneous cervical nucleoplasty (PCN) by using the navigable disc decompression device in two patients of cervical herniated intervertebral discs (HIVD). A 38-year-old female diagnosed with C4-C5 disc extrusion with bilateral C5 roots impingement received nucleoplasty twice at C4-C5 disc level. After second procedure, her pain was improved from 6-7/10 to 1-2/10 by visual analog scale (VAS). The second case, a 51-year-male was diagnosed with C6-C7 disc extrusion with right C7 roots impingement and received the procedure at C6-C7 disc level. The pain improved from 8/10 to 3-4/10 by VAS. Successfully, we decompressed cervical herniated discs in 2 HIVD patients without major complications. The PCN with the navigable device will be recommended as an alternative treatment method for cervical HIVD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)730-734
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Rehabilitation Medicine
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 1

Keywords

  • Cervical pain
  • Decompressive nucleoplasty
  • Intervertebral disc displacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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