Analysis of clinical characteristics and surgical results of upper lumbar disc herniations

Yucea İ., Kahyaoglu O., Mertan P., ÇAVUŞOĞLU H., Aydin Y.

NEUROCHIRURGIE, vol.65, no.4, pp.158-163, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.neuchi.2019.04.002
  • Journal Name: NEUROCHIRURGIE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.158-163
  • Keywords: Upper lumbar disc herniation, Microdiscectomy, Surgical outcome, OSWESTRY DISABILITY INDEX
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Background. - Upper lumbar disc herniation (ULDH) is described mostly in levels L1-2, L2-3 and L3-4 of the lumbar spine in the literature and accounts for less than 10% of all disc herniations. The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics and surgical results of ULDH.