Lumbar juxtafacet cyst resection: the facet sparing contralateral minimally invasive surgical approach.

@article{James2012LumbarJC,
  title={Lumbar juxtafacet cyst resection: the facet sparing contralateral minimally invasive surgical approach.},
  author={Andrew James and Ilya Laufer and Karishma Parikh and Vamsi V Nagineni and Tatianna O Saleh and Roger H{\"a}rtl},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders & techniques},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={E13-7}
}
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review. OBJECTIVE To report our approach and results using a contralateral minimally invasive spinal surgical muscle splitting approach that allows visualization of the cyst without extensive removal of the adjacent facet joint. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The use of tubular retractors for spinal surgery can potentially minimize tissue injury. Contralateral approaches may be beneficial in visualizing pathology that is located adjacent or under the facet joint… CONTINUE READING