Unilateral facetectomy approach for lateral lumbar disc herniation.

  title={Unilateral facetectomy approach for lateral lumbar disc herniation.},
  author={Eduardo Garrido and P N Connaughton},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={74 5},
Forty-one patients with herniated lumbar discs in a lateral location underwent unilateral complete facetectomy for removal of their disc herniation. The diagnosis was made by computerized tomography in all patients. The follow-up period varied between 4 and 60 months, with an average of 22.4 months. All patients underwent dynamic lumbar spine x-ray films with flexion and extension exposures at various times during their follow-up period. The results were excellent in 35 patients, good in three… CONTINUE READING

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