Percutaneous endoscopic discectomy: surgical technique and preliminary results compared to microsurgical discectomy.

@article{Mayer1993PercutaneousED,
  title={Percutaneous endoscopic discectomy: surgical technique and preliminary results compared to microsurgical discectomy.},
  author={H Michael Mayer and Mario Brock},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={216-25}
}
Percutaneous endoscopic discectomy is a new technique for removing "contained" lumbar disc herniations (those in which the outer border of the anulus fibrosus is intact) and small "noncontained" lumbar disc herniations (those at the level of the disc space and occupying less than one-third of the sagittal diameter of the spinal canal) through a posterolateral approach with the aid of specially developed instruments. The technique combines rigid straight, angled, and flexible forceps with… CONTINUE READING
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Two years after microdiscectomy , sciatica had disappeared in 65% ( 13 of 20 patients ) , low - back pain in 25% ( five of 20 patients ) , sensory deficits in 68.8% ( 11 of 16 patients ) , and motor deficits in all patients so affected .
Two years after percutaneous endoscopic discectomy , sciatica had disappeared in 80% ( 16 of 20 patients ) , low - back pain in 47% ( nine of 19 patients ) , sensory deficits in 92.3% ( 12 of 13 patients ) , and motor deficits in the one patient affected .
Two years after microdiscectomy , sciatica had disappeared in 65% ( 13 of 20 patients ) , low - back pain in 25% ( five of 20 patients ) , sensory deficits in 68.8% ( 11 of 16 patients ) , and motor deficits in all patients so affected .
Two years after percutaneous endoscopic discectomy , sciatica had disappeared in 80% ( 16 of 20 patients ) , low - back pain in 47% ( nine of 19 patients ) , sensory deficits in 92.3% ( 12 of 13 patients ) , and motor deficits in the one patient affected .
Two years after microdiscectomy , sciatica had disappeared in 65% ( 13 of 20 patients ) , low - back pain in 25% ( five of 20 patients ) , sensory deficits in 68.8% ( 11 of 16 patients ) , and motor deficits in all patients so affected .
Two years after percutaneous endoscopic discectomy , sciatica had disappeared in 80% ( 16 of 20 patients ) , low - back pain in 47% ( nine of 19 patients ) , sensory deficits in 92.3% ( 12 of 13 patients ) , and motor deficits in the one patient affected .
Two years after microdiscectomy , sciatica had disappeared in 65% ( 13 of 20 patients ) , low - back pain in 25% ( five of 20 patients ) , sensory deficits in 68.8% ( 11 of 16 patients ) , and motor deficits in all patients so affected .
Two years after percutaneous endoscopic discectomy , sciatica had disappeared in 80% ( 16 of 20 patients ) , low - back pain in 47% ( nine of 19 patients ) , sensory deficits in 92.3% ( 12 of 13 patients ) , and motor deficits in the one patient affected .
Two years after microdiscectomy , sciatica had disappeared in 65% ( 13 of 20 patients ) , low - back pain in 25% ( five of 20 patients ) , sensory deficits in 68.8% ( 11 of 16 patients ) , and motor deficits in all patients so affected .
Two years after percutaneous endoscopic discectomy , sciatica had disappeared in 80% ( 16 of 20 patients ) , low - back pain in 47% ( nine of 19 patients ) , sensory deficits in 92.3% ( 12 of 13 patients ) , and motor deficits in the one patient affected .
SciaticaIs related toBack Pain
Two years after microdiscectomy , sciatica had disappeared in 65% ( 13 of 20 patients ) , low - back pain in 25% ( five of 20 patients ) , sensory deficits in 68.8% ( 11 of 16 patients ) , and motor deficits in all patients so affected .
Two years after percutaneous endoscopic discectomy , sciatica had disappeared in 80% ( 16 of 20 patients ) , low - back pain in 47% ( nine of 19 patients ) , sensory deficits in 92.3% ( 12 of 13 patients ) , and motor deficits in the one patient affected .
Two years after microdiscectomy , sciatica had disappeared in 65% ( 13 of 20 patients ) , low - back pain in 25% ( five of 20 patients ) , sensory deficits in 68.8% ( 11 of 16 patients ) , and motor deficits in all patients so affected .
Two years after percutaneous endoscopic discectomy , sciatica had disappeared in 80% ( 16 of 20 patients ) , low - back pain in 47% ( nine of 19 patients ) , sensory deficits in 92.3% ( 12 of 13 patients ) , and motor deficits in the one patient affected .
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