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Massive L5-S1 Lumbar Disc Herniation with Spinal Nerve Root Impingement
Massive L5-S1 Lumbar Disc Herniation with Spinal Nerve Root Impingement

This medical illustration series shows a massive L5-S1 lumbar disc herniation with impingement of both the spinal nerve roots and the cauda equina resulting in severe pain. The anatomy drawings show the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc (disk) protruding posteriorly (to the rear) and impacting the nerve roots and cauda equina within the spine.

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Last Updated: Mar 5th, 2020

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