Asian Spine J.  2019 Aug;13(4):672-681. 10.31616/asj.2018.0269.

Percutaneous Stenoscopic Lumbar Decompression with Paramedian Approach for Foraminal/Extraforaminal Lesions

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Good Doctor Teun Teun Hospital, Anyang, Korea. limkat@hanmail.net

Abstract

The lumbar foramen is affected by different degenerative diseases, including extraforaminal disc herniation, foraminal stenosis (FS), and degenerative or spondylolytic spondylolisthesis. The purpose of this study was to describe percutaneous stenoscopic lumbar decompression with a paramedian approach (para-PSLD) for foraminal/extraforaminal lesions. All operative procedures were performed using a complete uniportal endoscopic instrument system. The para-PSLD can be easily applied to patients with FS and narrow disc space or facet joint hypertrophy. The anatomical view of a para-PSLD is similar to that of a conventional open surgery and allows for good visualization of the foraminal/extraforaminal areas. We suggest that para-PSLD is an alternative and minimally invasive procedure to treat degenerative lumbar foraminal/extraforaminal stenoses.

Keyword

Spinal stenosis; Foraminal stenosis; Percutaneous stenoscopic lumbar decompression; Endoscopic spinal surgery; Paramedian approach

MeSH Terms

Constriction, Pathologic
Decompression*
Humans
Hypertrophy
Ion Transport
Spinal Stenosis
Spondylolisthesis
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Zygapophyseal Joint
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