Endoscope-assisted spinal decompression surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis.

  title={Endoscope-assisted spinal decompression surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis.},
  author={Akihito Minamide and Munehito Yoshida and Hiroshi Y Yamada and Yukihiro Nakagawa and Masaki Kawai and Kazuhiro Maio and Hiroshi Hashizume and Hiroshi Iwasaki and Shunji Tsutsui},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  volume={19 6},
OBJECT The authors undertook this study to document the clinical outcomes of microendoscopic laminotomy, a minimally invasive decompressive surgical technique using spinal endoscopy for lumbar decompression, in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). METHODS A total of 366 patients were enrolled in the study and underwent microendoscopic laminotomy between 2007 and 2010. Indications for surgery were single- or double-level LSS, persistent neurological symptoms, and failure of conservative… CONTINUE READING

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