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Effect of Indirect Neural Decompression Through Oblique Lateral Interbody Fusion (OLIF) for Degenerative Lumbar Disease.
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PMID:  25394317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Study Design. Prospective consecutive clinical study to assess the decompressive benefit and outcome of OLIF for lumbar degenerative diseases.Objective. To evaluate radiologically the effect of interbody distraction upon neuroformal patency via an anterolateral retroperitoneal approach for the treatment of lumbar degenerative diseases.Summary of Background Data. Traditional treatment for symptomatic lumbar stenosis uses direct posterior decompression with or without fusion. Symptoms of radiculopathy and neurological claudication may also be alleviated indirectly through restoration of intervertebral and foraminal heights and correction of spinal alignment.Methods. Twenty-eight consecutive patients presenting with degenerative conditions that included concomitant lumbar stenosis underwent OLIF combined with percutaneous pedicle screw fixation at 52 lumbar levels without neuromonitoring. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was obtained successfully for 48 of 52 levels. The cross-sectional area of the thecal sac (CSA) was measured preoperatively and postoperatively on T2-weighted axial MRI images. Differences in CSA were compared, and the relationship between the ratio of CSA extension to the preoperative CSA was assessed. The change in disc height (DH) and segmental disc angle (SDA) were measured. The relationships between CSA, DH, SDA, and clinical results were assessed by correlational analysis.Results. Twenty-eight OLIFs were performed successfully without neural complications. There was clinical improvement in all cases. The mean CSA increased from 99.6 mm preoperatively to 134.3 mm postoperatively (P < 0.001). The median CSA extension ratio was 30.2% and this correlated inversely with preoperative CSA. DH, SDA, and clinical results improved significantly. Multivariate regression analysis demonstrated that the preoperative CSA was the only independent factor that correlated inversely with the CSA extension ratio (corrected R = 0.361; P < 0.001).Conclusion. Spinal stenosis was resolved successfully by indirect decompression through a mini-open anterolateral retroperitoneal approach without the need for neuromonitoring.
Shunsuke Fujibayashi; Richard A Hynes; Bungo Otsuki; Hiroaki Kimura; Mitsuru Takemoto; Shuichi Matsuda
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1528-1159     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
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Created Date:  2014-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-11-14    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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