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Their Radiological Manifestations and Significance

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1. As a result of degenerative changes in the intervertebral disc, nuclear tissue often herniates through its confining structures. These lesions are common, even in children, and often lead to difficulty in diagnosis.

2. The radiological manifestations of nuclear herniations into the spongiosa of the vertebral body, through the anterior part of the annulus fibrosus, beneath the epiphysial ring, and through the posterior part of the annulus are described and illustrated. The clinical significance of these radiological appearances and their pathological basis is indicated.

3. An understanding of the significance of the radiological findings in herniation of the nucleus pulposus and a careful correlation with the clinical features of the case are necessary for accurate diagnosis.

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