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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2016, Article ID 5963924, 4 pages
Case Report

A Rare Case of Progressive Palsy of the Lower Leg Caused by a Huge Lumbar Posterior Endplate Lesion after Recurrent Disc Herniation

Department of Orthopedics, Institute of Health Biosciences, University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, Japan

Received 13 June 2016; Revised 9 August 2016; Accepted 11 August 2016

Academic Editor: Yuichi Kasai

Copyright © 2016 Masatoshi Morimoto et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A lesion of the lumbar posterior endplate is sometimes identified in the spinal canal of children and adolescents; it causes symptoms similar to those of a herniated disc. However, the pathology of the endplate lesion and the pathology of the herniated disc are different. We present a rare case of a 23-year-old woman who developed progressive palsy of the lower leg caused by huge lumbar posterior endplate lesion after recurrent disc herniation.