Minim Invasive Neurosurg 2006; 49(3): 179-183
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-932194
Original Article
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Spontaneous Regression of Cervical Disc Herniations

D.  Gurkanlar1 , E.  Yucel2 , U.  Er3 , S.  Keskil4
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Akderiz University, Antalya, Turkey
  • 2Department of Neurosurgery, Zonguldak County Hospital, Zonguldak, Turkey
  • 3Department of Neurosurgery, SSK Social Security Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • 4Department of Neurosurgery, Bayendar Medical Center, Ankara, Turkey
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Publication Date:
18 July 2006 (online)


The spontaneous regression of cervical disc herniations is a rare occurrence. Six herniated cervical discs that had regressed spontaneously are presented. All radiological disc regressions correlated well with clinical improvements. We want to underscore the potential for regression that should be considered in the evaluation and management of any patient with a herniated cervical disc.


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