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Re-operation after lumbar disc surgery: results in 85 cases.
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PMID:  12964508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this retrospective study, 85 patients previously operated on for lumbar disc herniation who had undergone re-operation due to persistent pain or recurrence of the symptoms were investigated. The surgical findings were: recurrent herniation (20%), epidural fibrosis alone (36.4%), small recurrent herniation with epidural fibrosis (28.2%), herniation at another level (10.6%), spinal stenosis (2.4%), lumbar pseudomeningocele (1.2%) and adhesive arachnoiditis (1.2%). The overall success rate of re-operation was 60%. The best results were obtained in recurrent disc herniation (47.1%) excellent and 35.3% good results) and in herniation at another level (77.8% excellent and 22.2% good). Re-operation in epidural fibrosis had less-satisfactory results (29.1% excellent and 12.9% good).
C R Kayaoglu; C Calikoğlu; S Binler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of international medical research     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0300-0605     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Int. Med. Res.     Publication Date:    2003 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-10     Completed Date:  2004-04-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0346411     Medline TA:  J Int Med Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  318-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Ataturk University, 25240, Erzurum, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Intervertebral Disk Displacement / diagnosis,  prevention & control,  surgery*
Lumbar Vertebrae / pathology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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