[Treatment by nucleolysis using chymopapain of disk hernias of purely lumbalgic form]

Rev Rhum Mal Osteoartic. 1988 Oct;55(10):741-5.
[Article in French]


16 patients suffering from a herniated disc with purely lumbalgic manifestations were treated with chymopapain nucleolysis. The results were very good in 5 cases, good in 6 cases and poor in 5 cases. These data, along with those scattered in the literature, led us to consider nucleolysis as a treatment, probably valid, of a herniated disc in its purely lumbalgic form.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chymopapain / adverse effects
  • Chymopapain / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Intervertebral Disc Chemolysis*
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement / drug therapy*
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Male
  • Middle Aged


  • Chymopapain