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Changes in disc herniation after CT-guided Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression (PLDD): MR findings
Author(s): Hugues G. Brat; Tarik Bouziane; Jean Lambert; Luisa Divano
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Paper Abstract

The aim of Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression (PLDD) is to vaporize a small portion of the nucleus pulposus. Clinical efficacy of this technique is largely proven. However, time-evolution of intervertebral disc and its hernia after PLDD is not known. This study analyses changes in disc herniation and its native intervertebral disc at a mean follow-up of 7.5 months after PLDD in asymptomatic patients. Main observations at MRI are appearance of a high signal on T2WI in the hernia in 59%, shrinking of the hernia in 66% and overall stability of disc height.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5610, Laser Florence 2003: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (10 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.584333
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Hugues G. Brat, Ctr. Hospitalier Univ. Ambroise Pare (Belgium)
Tarik Bouziane, Clinique Notre Dame (Belgium)
Jean Lambert, Ctr. Hospitalier Univ. Ambroise Pare (Belgium)
Luisa Divano, Ctr. Hospitalier Univ. Ambroise Pare (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5610:
Laser Florence 2003: A Window on the Laser Medicine World

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