Microsurgical management of lateral lumbar disc herniations: Combined lateral and interlaminar approach

@article{Hassler1996MicrosurgicalMO,
  title={Microsurgical management of lateral lumbar disc herniations: Combined lateral and interlaminar approach},
  author={Werner Hassler and Sebastian Brandner and I. Slansky},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={1996},
  volume={138},
  pages={907-911}
}
Seventy-three patients presenting either with biradicular symptoms caused by involvement of the upper and lower root or with monoradicular symptoms caused by affection of the upper root were treated between January 1993 and July 1995 in our department. An interlaminar and lateral access was used to decompress both the upper and lower root by combining the conventional interlaminar approach and a lateral partial facetectomy. With this technique, satisfactory to excellent results were obtained in… CONTINUE READING

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