Ultrasonography in the diagnosis of lumbar disc herniation in young adult





hernia of the intervertebral discs of the lumbar spine, ultrasound diagnostics, young adult


The aim: to assess the value of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of a lumbar herniation disc in young adults.

Material and methods: 27 patients aged 17-21 years (8 girls, 19 boys) were included in our study. During the examination by a neurologist, all patients reported pain in the lower back. The results of the ultrasound investigation were compared with MRI. Ultrasonography (USG) was conducted on a Philips HD 11XE device using a convection transducer in the frequency range 2-5 MHz; MRI - General Electric, Signa HDI, 1.5T.

Results: at the L3-L4 segment, hernia was diagnosed in 2 (7.4±5.0 %) cases, at the L4-L5 segment - in 14 (51.9±9.6 %) cases, and at the L5-S1 segment - in 11 (40.7±9.5 %) cases, respectively. The hernia at the segments of L5-S1 and L4-L5 was diagnosed significantly (P<0.001) more often than at the segment of L3-L4. Median hernia was diagnosed in 12 (44.4±9.6 %) cases, paramedian - in 11 (40.7±9.5 %) cases and posterolateral - in 4 ( 14.8±6.8 %) cases, respectively. The median and paramedian hernia was diagnosed significantly (P<0.05) more than the posterolateral. In ultrasound, only in one case, a posterolateral hernia was interpreted as paramedian

Conclusions: 1) The lumbar hernia are localized at the segments of L5-S1 and L4-L5 significantly (P<0.001) more often than at the other segments; 2) Sciatica is significantly more common in posterolateral localization of lumbar disc herniation; 3) The ultrasonography couldbe used to find out the causes of back pain in young adult

Author Biographies

Rizvan Abdullaeiv, Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor

Department of "Ultrasound and Functional Diagnostics"

Ilgar Mamedov, Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Student

Department "Ultrasound and Functional Diagnostics"


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Abdullaeiv, R., & Mamedov, I. (2022). Ultrasonography in the diagnosis of lumbar disc herniation in young adult. ScienceRise: Medical Science, (2(47), 28–32. https://doi.org/10.15587/2519-4798.2022.255487



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