Microscopic bilateral decompression through unilateral laminotomy for lumbar canal stenosis in patients undergoing hemodialysis.

@article{Sasaki2006MicroscopicBD,
  title={Microscopic bilateral decompression through unilateral laminotomy for lumbar canal stenosis in patients undergoing hemodialysis.},
  author={Manabu Sasaki and Makoto Abekura and Shayne Morris and Chihiro Akiyama and Kazuya Kaise and Takamichi Yuguchi and Shintaro Mori and Koichi Iwatsuki and Toshiki Yoshimine},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2006},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={494-9}
}
OBJECT Microscopic bilateral decompression through a unilateral laminotomy (MBDUL) is a minimally invasive technique used to treat lumbar canal stenosis (LCS). In the present study, MBDUL was performed to treat LCS in eight patients undergoing hemodialysis. METHODS Surgical outcomes were evaluated using the Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) scale (highest possible score 29). The JOA scale was administered preoperatively, at 1 month and 3 months postoperatively, and at the final follow-up… CONTINUE READING