Vascular complications in lumbar disk surgery: report of four cases

  title={Vascular complications in lumbar disk surgery: report of four cases},
  author={Dieter H. M. Szolar and Klaus Werner Preidler and Hubert Steiner and T. Riepl and G. Flaschka and Michael Stiskal and Sonja M C Moelleken and David Norman},
Vascular injuries in lumbar disk surgery, although rare, are serious complications which may be overlooked due to a broad range of clinical manifestations. It is important that surgeons and radiologists be aware of these potentially fatal complications and develop an appropriate symptom-based diagnostic paradigm. We reviewed 8099 consecutive cases of lumbar disk surgery, performed over a 14-year period at a single institution, for postoperative vascular complications. We identified four… CONTINUE READING


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