Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2016 , Vol 26 , Num 1
Three Nerve Root Containing Conjoined Nerve Root Anomaly: Case Report
Halil CAN1, Atilla KIRCELLİ2, Erdinç CİVELEK1, Güliz KAVADAR3, Tufan CANSEVER2, Cem YILMAZ2
1Özel Medicine Hospital, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Başkent Üniversitesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
3Özel Medicine Hospital, Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
Lumbosacral nerve root anomalies are quite rare among all congenital anatomical anomalies. During surgery, it is critically important to recognize the conjoined root anomaly to prevent a possible nerve root injury. In the presence of a conjoined nerve root anomaly, neuropathies can develop due to iatrogenically harvesting the secondary root during discectomy or excessive root retraction and nerve injury.

Although there are few case reports on lumbosacral nerve root anomalies in the literature, there is no case report of a three nerve root anomaly. The current case report presents a three nerve containing conjoined root anomaly recognized during microdiscectomy for lumbar disc herniation. Anahtar Kelimeler : Conjoined root, Anomaly, Lumbosacral