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The "in vivo" effect of chymopapain on intervertebral disc hernia (an ultrastructural study).

Authors
  • Postacchini, F
  • Bellocci, M
  • McCulloch, J A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Italian journal of orthopaedics and traumatology
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1984
Volume
10
Issue
3
Pages
385–391
Identifiers
PMID: 6394550
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This is an ultrastructural study of disc material obtained from two patients subjected to operation two weeks after an unsuccessful chymonucleolysis. It confirms that the "in vivo" effects of chymopapain are similar to those observed "in vitro", namely that it is ineffective in large contained hernias and in extruded hernias.

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