Print ISSN: 1683-3589

Online ISSN: 2409-501X

Author : Chaaban, Taghrid


MICRO-ENDOSCOPIC DISCECTOMY, A MODERN APPROACH FOR LUMBAR DISC PATHOLOGY

Mohamed El Husseini; Taghrid Chaaban

Basrah Journal of Surgery, 2017, Volume 23, Issue 2, Pages 26-33
DOI: 10.33762/bsurg.2017.141317

MICRO-ENDOSCOPIC DISCECTOMY, A MODERN APPROACH FOR LUMBAR DISC PATHOLOGY

Mohamed El Husseini* & Taghrid Chaaban@
*MD, PhD, Neurosurgeon, Hôpital Libano Français, Zahle, Lebanon. @MS Nursing, IUL, Beirut, Lebanon.

Abstract
In the last decade, the neuro-endoscope has been used increasingly in the surgical management of spinal diseases, both intradural and extradural. Endoscopic discectomy is increasingly performed in lumbar region. This study included 200 patients with lumbar disc pathology operated upon with both techniques: Classic and Endospine Karl Storz system technique introduced by Destandau. Based on results (Macnab modified criteria), microendoscopic discectomy should be used in properly selected patients.
Key words: endoscopic, lumbar disc hernia, Endospine, Destandau technique