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ALEXIOU, George A; STEFANAKI, Kalliopi; SFAKIANOS, George  and  PRODROMOU, Neofytos. Lumbar disc herniation in a child with cystic fibrosis: case report. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2014, vol.112, n.2, pp.e43-e45. ISSN 0325-0075.

We report a case of child with cystic fibrosis and lumbar disc herniation. An 8-year-old boy presented with low back pain that exacerbated on coughing, sitting, walking, or bending and diminished when lying down. The straight leg raising test was positive when the right leg was lifted at 60 degrees. Crossed leg raising test was negative. Lumbar MRI revealed a L5-S1central disc protrusion. Conservative treatment was not effective and the patient underwent surgery. Postoperatively the patient experienced regression of the pain. To the best of our knowledge this is the first reported case of lumbar disc herniation in a child with cystic fibrosis. Although this case might be coincidental, thorough investigation of back pain, which is frequent in patients with cystic fibrosis, should be performed.

Keywords : Lumbar disc herniation; Children; Cystic fibrosis.

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