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Paraplegia due to thoracic disc herniation.
  1. B. Pal,
  2. A. Johnson
  1. Withington Hospital, Didsbury, Manchester, UK.


    Disc herniation at the thoracic the spine level is more common than generally thought. Localisation of pain may be vague and may erroneously point to cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, genito-urinary or even psychiatric disease. Magnetic resonance imaging is the investigation of choice, especially if spinal cord compression is suspected.

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