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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2008 September;52(3):83-5

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Multiple disc herniations in a type II diabetic patient: case report and review of the literature

Piccirilli M., Tarantino R., Anichini G., Delfini R.

Department of Neurological Science, Neurosurgery University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy


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Disc herniation is a common pathology associated with physical trauma or degenerative diseases. The authors present the case of a patient with 8 disc herniations without known risk factors or other associated pathologies except for a long story of type II diabetes. Basing on studies reported in literature, it can be assumed that diabetes may be the reason of multiple disc herniations in this case.

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