Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 238--240

Lumbar disk herniation: How far should efforts go to minimally invasive procedure?


Keyvan Mostofi1, Babak Gharaei Moghadam2, Morad Peyravi3, Reza Karimi Khouzani4 
1 Department of Neurosurgery, Centre Clinical, Chirurgie de Rachis, Soyaux, France
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Clinic of Dr Gharaei, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Werner Forssmann Hospital, Academic Hospital of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Eberswalde, Eggenfelden, Bayern, Germany
4 Department of Orthopedics, Rottal-Inn-Kliniken GmbH, Eggenfelden, Bayern, Germany

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Keyvan Mostofi
Department of Neurosurgery, Centre Clinical, Chirurgie de Rachis, Soyaux
France

Background: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) of lumbar disk herniation allows avoiding less of a mess in crossing structures, reducing muscular and cutaneous scarring, postoperative pain, lengthy recovery times, and the rate of infection. The aim of this study is to explain our experience in MIS of disc herniation. We compare the outcome of three different surgical techniques used for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation. Materials and Methods: A total of 1147 patients have been operated from July 2008 to December 2015 for lumbar disk herniation by posterior endoscopic approach. Three hundred and seventy-nine patients underwent discectomy and herniectomy (DH), 557 patients have been operated by herniectomy (H), and 211 patients underwent only bone decompression (BD). Results: The results show 80.10%, 82.06%, and 84.02% excellent outcome, respectively, in BD, DH, and BD techniques. Conclusion: Analysis of the data demonstrates that the results obtained are equivalent and comparable in different used techniques for the treatment of disc herniation, we do not need to perform discectomy in all cases in a systematic way.


How to cite this article:
Mostofi K, Moghadam BG, Peyravi M, Khouzani RK. Lumbar disk herniation: How far should efforts go to minimally invasive procedure?.J Craniovert Jun Spine 2018;9:238-240


How to cite this URL:
Mostofi K, Moghadam BG, Peyravi M, Khouzani RK. Lumbar disk herniation: How far should efforts go to minimally invasive procedure?. J Craniovert Jun Spine [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 11 ];9:238-240
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