Low-dose radiotherapy for the inhibition of peridural fibrosis after reexploratory nerve root decompression for postlaminectomy syndrome.

@article{Gerszten2003LowdoseRF,
  title={Low-dose radiotherapy for the inhibition of peridural fibrosis after reexploratory nerve root decompression for postlaminectomy syndrome.},
  author={Peter Carlos Gerszten and John J. Moossy and John C. Flickinger and William C. Welch},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={99 3 Suppl},
  pages={271-7}
}
OBJECT The authors of clinical studies have demonstrated a significant association between the presence of extensive post-lumbar discectomy peridural scar formation and the recurrence of low-back and radicular pain. Low-dose perioperative radiotherapy has been demonstrated to inhibit peridural fibrosis after laminectomy in animal models. The present study… CONTINUE READING