alexa Abstract | A Prolapsed Intervertbral Disc as the Presenting Feature for Alkaptouria: Case Report
ISSN: 2329-6895

Journal of Neurological Disorders
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Alkaptonuria is a rare metabolic disease caused by deficiency of homogentisic acid oxidase and characterized by bluish-black discoloration of cartilages and skin (ochronosis). Discal herniation requiring surgery is unusual in alkaptonuria, with only a few reports. The authors report the case of an elderly patient with lumbar disc herniation who underwent discectomy and in whom the nucleus pulposus was discovered to be black. Alkaptonuria was diagnosed after discectomy. The symptoms in the patient disappeared after surgery.

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Author(s): Abdulrahman Al-Shudifat, Khalid Alkharazi, Qussay Salih Alsabbagh and Nosaiba T Ryalat


Intervertbral disc, Alkaptouria, Chromosome, Neurological, Surgery, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuropathy, Neurosurgical Emergencies

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