Anterior decompression for far-out syndrome below a transitional vertebra: a report of two cases.

@article{Kikuchi2013AnteriorDF,
  title={Anterior decompression for far-out syndrome below a transitional vertebra: a report of two cases.},
  author={Kazuma Kikuchi and E Naoki Abe and Naohisa Miyakoshi and Takashi Kobayashi and Toshiki Abe and Michio Hongo and Yoichi Shimada},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 8},
  pages={e21-5}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Impingement of the L5 nerve between the transverse process of L5 and the ala of sacrum has been described as the far-out syndrome. Posterior decompression is often performed for this pathology. PURPOSE To describe rare cases of far-out syndrome below a transitional vertebra who underwent anterior decompression. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING A case report and a review of the literature. METHODS Review of the hospital medical record, history, physical examination, and imaging… CONTINUE READING