Surgery related complications in percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy under local anesthesia.

@article{Sairyo2014SurgeryRC,
  title={Surgery related complications in percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy under local anesthesia.},
  author={Koichi Sairyo and Tetsuya Matsuura and Kosaku Higashino and Toshinori Sakai and Yoichiro Takata and Yuichiro Goda and Naoto Suzue and Daisuke Hamada and Tomohiro Goto and Toshihiko Nishisho and Ryosuke Sato and Takahiko Tsutsui and Ichiro Tonogai and Kazuaki Mineta},
  journal={The journal of medical investigation : JMI},
  year={2014},
  volume={61 3-4},
  pages={264-9}
}
The minimally invasive percutaneous endoscopic discectomy (PED) as the postero-lateral approach with the local anesthesia was started in the late 20th century. The procedure only requires 8 mm of skin incision; thus, it is the least invasive disc surgery presently. The surgery related complications were reviewed in the initial 100 cases from the single surgeon (K. S., first author). Two cases showed exiting nerve irritation, and complained of leg paresthetic pain for 6 to 12 weeks after the… CONTINUE READING