Clinical results and surgical technique for the treatment of extreme lateral lumbar disc herniations: the minimally invasive microscopically assisted percutaneous approach.

@article{Vogelsang2008ClinicalRA,
  title={Clinical results and surgical technique for the treatment of extreme lateral lumbar disc herniations: the minimally invasive microscopically assisted percutaneous approach.},
  author={J-P Vogelsang and Harald Maier},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Neurochirurgie},
  year={2008},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={35-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Operative techniques for the treatment of extreme lateral lumbar disc herniations (ELLDH) have ranged from an interlaminar approach with subtotal or total facetectomy to an enlarged midline approach and various paraspinal lateral, as well as endoscopic approaches. In contrast to purely endoscopic techniques, use of a working tube together with an operative microscope ("minimally invasive microscopically assisted percutaneous approach") combines the advantages of three-dimensional… CONTINUE READING