Dural lesions in decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis: incidence, risk factors and effect on outcome

@article{Strmqvist2011DuralLI,
  title={Dural lesions in decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis: incidence, risk factors and effect on outcome},
  author={Fredrik Str{\"o}mqvist and Bo AG. J{\"o}nsson and Bj{\"o}rn H Str{\"o}mqvist},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={825-828}
}
Decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis is one of the most frequent operations on the spine today. The most common complication seems to be a peroperative dural lesion. There are few prospective studies on this complication regarding incidence and effect on long-term outcome; this is the background for the current study. Swespine, the Swedish Spine Register documents the majority (>80%) of lumbar spine operations in Sweden today. Within the framework of this register, totally 3,699 operations… CONTINUE READING

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