Transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic discectomy in the treatment of far-lateral and foraminal lumbar disc herniations.

@article{Lew2001TransforaminalPE,
  title={Transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic discectomy in the treatment of far-lateral and foraminal lumbar disc herniations.},
  author={Sean Morten Lew and Thomas F Mehalic and K L Fagone},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={94 2 Suppl},
  pages={216-20}
}
OBJECT Far-lateral (extraforaminal) and foraminal disc herniations comprise up to 11% of all herniated intervertebral discs. Operative management can be technically difficult, and the optimum surgical treatment remains controversial. Accessing these lateral disc herniations endoscopically via a percutaneous transforaminal approach offers several theoretical advantages over the more traditional procedures. The object of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of treating patients with… CONTINUE READING

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