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Lumbar Microdiscectomy Versus Sequesterectomy/Free Fragmentectomy: A Long-term (>2 y) Retrospective Study of the Clinical Outcome
Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Objective To compare the long-term outcome of microdiscectomy versus sequestrectomy/free fragmentectomy for lumbar disc herniation. Summary of Background DataExpand
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Is Sequestrectomy a Viable Alternative to Microdiscectomy? A Systematic Review of the Literature
BackgroundTraditionally, lumbar discectomy involves removal of the free disc fragment followed by aggressive or conservative excision of the intervertebral disc. In selected patients, however, it isExpand
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When is the appropriate time for surgical intervention of the herniated lumbar disc in the adolescent?
Symptomatic lumbar disc herniation in the adolescent is uncommon. The appropriate treatment in this particular age group is not clear. We conducted a retrospective review of the medical, surgical,Expand
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A Comparative Cohort Study of Lumbar Microdiscectomy in Obese and Nonobese Patients
Study Design: Prospective comparative cohort study. Objective: Investigate whether there is a difference in postoperative pain reduction, complication rate, and other markers of operative difficultyExpand
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Intradural Lumbar Disc Herniation Associated with HIV Infection
Intradural Lumbar disc herniation (IDLDH) is a known rare subgroup, accounting for 0.3% of all disc herniation. The incidence of IDDHs in 50-60 year olds is 2.2%, while that of 40-50 is only 0.2%.Expand
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