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Automated percutaneous discectomy in herniated lumbar discs treatment: experience after the first 200 cases.
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PMID:  7562029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two hundred patients presenting lumbo-sacral radicular pain were treated with automated percutaneous discectomy and were divided into two groups, on the ground of their symptomatology: group A included those patients that, otherwise, would undergo conservative therapy, because of their moderate pain; group B gathered patients whose severe pain needed undelayed surgery. The success rate that we reported in group A was 85%, while, in group B, it was 64%. Recurrences needing open surgery occurred in 15% of group B. Although characterized by delayed recovery, this technique seems to have good results even in so called surgical patients, in comparison with open surgery.
D Fiume; G Parziale; A Rinaldi; S Sherkat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgical sciences     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0390-5616     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosurg Sci     Publication Date:  1994 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-11-21     Completed Date:  1995-11-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432557     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Sci     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Diskectomy, Percutaneous / methods*
Intervertebral Disk Displacement / surgery*
Lumbar Vertebrae / surgery*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged

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