Left internal iliac artery and vein tear during microendoscopic lumbar discectomy - a case report.

@article{Chang2006LeftII,
  title={Left internal iliac artery and vein tear during microendoscopic lumbar discectomy - a case report.},
  author={Chung-Pei Chang and W Lee and Shu-Chuan Lee},
  journal={Minimally invasive therapy & allied technologies : MITAT : official journal of the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={155-8}
}
As minimally invasive techniques have gained popularity across surgical specialties, microendoscopic discectomy has been hailed as one of the newest and best methods for disc removal. Although problems are unusual and infrequent, the complications that can be associated with this procedure should be realized. Iatrogenic major vascular injury is a rare but serious complication during microendoscopic discectomy, and early detection is difficult due to the surgical positions, the specific anatomy… CONTINUE READING

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