Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Therapy for Spine by Andrea Porzionato, Veronica Macchi (auth.), Alberto

By Andrea Porzionato, Veronica Macchi (auth.), Alberto Alexandre, Marcos Masini, Pier Paolo Maria Menchetti (eds.)

Radiologists, orthopedic and neurological surgeons current different minimally invasive equipment. Peripheral nerve difficulties and difficulties relating differential analysis in targeted occasions akin to among radicular and peripheral nerve trunk lesions are mentioned, pinpointing the importance of alternative diagnostic instruments. Minimally invasive strategies, applied these days to lessen bone demolition, scarring and probability of recurrence are analyzed. Microdiscectomy is in comparison with the result of intradiscal strategies, and new equipment are mentioned dealing with difficulties corresponding to epidural fibrotisation, microinstability, osteoporotic or neoplastic or posttraumatic vertebral lesions.

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Operative Management of Lumbar Disc Herniation with a small extruded fragment of disc. It should be considered, anyway, that at least a part of the successes with these methods are due to the natural tendency of the herniation to disappear spontaneously. The most valid of the new surgical procedures appears to be the endoscopic discectomy through a transforaminal approach, which however, in contrast to miscrodiscectomy, cannot be performed in all cases of disc herniation. Conflicts of Interest Statement We declare that we have no conflict of interest.

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