Thoracic ventral dural defect

Idiopathic spinal cord herniation

S. Morley*, P. Naidoo, A. Robertson, W. Chong

*Corresponding author for this work

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Thoracic ventral dural defect, and resultant idiopathic spinal cord herniation, is a rare but increasingly recognized cause of a chronic progressive thoracic myelopathy, particularly in middle-aged women. A neurosurgically confirmed case is presented, together with a review of the pathogenesis, clinical presentation, imaging features, treatment options and progress of this entity post-treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-170
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006


  • Dura mater
  • Herniation
  • Idiopathic
  • Spinal cord

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