Clinical success of transforaminal endoscopic discectomy with foraminotomy: a retrospective evaluation.

@article{Jasper2013ClinicalSO,
  title={Clinical success of transforaminal endoscopic discectomy with foraminotomy: a retrospective evaluation.},
  author={Gabriele P Jasper and Gina M Francisco and Albert Edward Telfeian},
  journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={115 10},
  pages={1961-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Transforaminal endoscopic surgery has evolved from an intradiscal procedure to a true foraminal epidural procedure where both a targeted discectomy and foraminal decompression can be performed. The success of transforaminal decompression for radiculopathy using preoperative selective nerve root block as part of a treatment algorithm for single level and multilevel lumbar disc herniations is described here. METHODS After Institutional Review Board Approval, charts from 195 patients… CONTINUE READING
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