Foraminoplastic ventral epidural approach for removal of extruded herniated fragment at the L5-S1 level.

@article{Lee2010ForaminoplasticVE,
  title={Foraminoplastic ventral epidural approach for removal of extruded herniated fragment at the L5-S1 level.},
  author={Sang-Ho Lee and Han Sug Kang and Gun Ho Choi and Byoung Joon Kong and Yong Sun Ahn and Jin-sung Kim and Ho-Yeon Lee},
  journal={Neurologia medico-chirurgica},
  year={2010},
  volume={50 12},
  pages={1074-8}
}
The 'foraminoplastic' ventral epidural approach and its advantages in the treatment of extruded disk herniation at the L5-S1 level are described. Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy is a minimally invasive procedure applicable to various types of lumbar disk herniation, but the L5-S1 disk space is still challenging to access due to anatomic limitations such as high iliac crest or severely narrowed foramen. The 'foraminoplastic' ventral epidural approach was performed in 25 patients with… CONTINUE READING

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