Minimally Invasive Versus Open Surgery for Lumbar Synovial Cysts.

  title={Minimally Invasive Versus Open Surgery for Lumbar Synovial Cysts.},
  author={Pierluigi Vergara and Christopher Yusuf Akhunbay-Fudge and Mark Robert Kotter and Rodney John Charles Laing},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
OBJECTIVE Lumbar synovial cysts are relatively infrequent. Historically, these benign lesions have been treated with open excision, sometimes associated with fusion. The aim of this study is to compare minimally invasive surgery (MIS) with open surgery (OS) for the treatment of lumbar synovial cysts. METHODS This was a retrospective review of patients who underwent minimally invasive or open excision of lumbar synovial cysts. Clinical outcomes, recurrence rate, and surgical complications were… CONTINUE READING