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Percutaneous lumbar disc decompression
Author(s): Steven J. Barrer; David Pagnanelli
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Paper Abstract

Percutaneous Lumbar Diskectomy, or PLDD, is the third generation in the evolution of percutaneous techniques to treat herniated lumbar discs. Until the development of the percutaneous techniques, the hallmark of the surgical therapy for a disc herniation was to remove the herniated fragment of disc, and to follow the fragment into the disc space to remove as much of the nuclear material as possible. Even in the best of surgical hands, and with the most selective of patient candidates, there is still a five to ten percent failure rate of this surgery. One of the causes of surgical failure is recurrent herniation of the same disc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1894, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology, (17 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154947
Show Author Affiliations
Steven J. Barrer, Abington Memorial Hospital (United States)
David Pagnanelli, Abington Memorial Hospital (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1894:
Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology
Abund Ottokar Wist, Editor(s)

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