Dural tears secondary to operations on the lumbar spine. Management and results after a two-year-minimum follow-up of eighty-eight patients.

We reviewed the results of acute management of patients who had sustained a dural tear during an operation on the lumbar spine, and we attempted to determine the long-term sequelae of this complication. In the five years from July 1989 to July 1994, 641 consecutive patients had a decompression of the lumbar spine, performed by the senior one of us; of these… CONTINUE READING