An anatomic study of the lumbar plexus with respect to retroperitoneal endoscopic surgery.

@article{Moro2003AnAS,
  title={An anatomic study of the lumbar plexus with respect to retroperitoneal endoscopic surgery.},
  author={Takatomo Moro and Shin-ichi Kikuchi and Shuichiro Konno and Hiroyuki Yaginuma},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={
          423-8; discussion 427-8
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN The distribution of the lumbar plexus was analyzed using cadavers. OBJECTIVE To clarify the safety zone to prevent nerve injuries with respect to retroperitoneal endoscopic surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Surgical approaches to the retroperitoneal space vary among surgeons. Recently, retroperitoneal endoscopic surgery has been applied to various spinal disorders. When the psoas major muscle is separated during retroperitoneal endoscopic surgery, there is a potential risk of… CONTINUE READING
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