[Epiduroscopy in patients with chronic low back pain without remarkable findings on magnetic resonance imaging].
Masui. 2001 Nov;50(11):1257-9
Authors: Saitoh K, Igarashi T, Hirabayashi Y, Horikawa Y, Seo N, Motegi R, Miyashita K
Two patients with chronic low back pain and sciatica failed to respond to conservative treatments. In these patients, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed no remarkable findings corresponding to their symptoms. We treated these patients using epiduroscopy. Epiduroscopic visualization of the spinal canal permits efficient adhesiolysis and irrigation. One patient got better after two epiduroscopic procedures, and the other did not. Epiduroscopy may be an effective, minimally invasive treatment as well as examination for patients with chronic low back pain without remarkable findings on MRI.
PMID: 11758339 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]