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Table 1 Data from our three patients with cystic fibrosis with lumbar disc herniation (LDH)

From: Lumbar disc herniation in three patients with cystic fibrosis: a case series

Patient no. Age at case presentation Age at diagnosis of LDH (imaging) Localization of LDH Neurosurgical operation Positive family history of LDH Use of opioids Use of NSAIDs Forced expiratory volume (FEV1) Vital capacity (VC)
1 22 21 L4/L5 median, L5/S1 median Yes Parent Yes Yes 3.98L (89.7%/norm) 5.10L (92.6%/norm)
2 23 19 L5/S1 left mediolateral No Parent No Yes 2.53L (61.1%/norm) 4.48L (88.1%/norm)
3 21 21 L4/L5 left paramedian; L5/S1 left paramedian No No Yes Yes 0.99L (30.7%/norm) 1.67L (45.6%/norm)
  1. Total number of patients was 46; 24 of these patients were 18 years of age or older. Patient 3 died eight months after diagnosis of LDH.
  2. NSAID = non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.