Degenerative lumbar stenosis: update.

@article{Joaquim2009DegenerativeLS,
  title={Degenerative lumbar stenosis: update.},
  author={Andrei Fernandes Joaquim and Charles A. Sansur and David Kojo Hamilton and Christopher I. Shaffrey},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  year={2009},
  volume={67 2B},
  pages={553-8}
}
We present a literature review of the diagnosis and treatment of acquired lumbar spinal stenosis (LS), with a brief description of new surgical techniques. LS is the most common cause of spinal surgery in individuals older than 65 years of age. Neurogenic claudication and radiculopathy result from compression of the cauda equina and lumbosacral nerve roots by degenerated spinal elements. Surgical decompression is a well established treatment for patients with refractory, or moderate to severe… CONTINUE READING

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