Intra-operative CT Navigational Help for Transforaminal Endoscopic Decompression of Heterotopic Foraminal Bone Formation after Indirect Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Technical Notice.
World Neurosurg. 2018 Apr 04;:
Authors: Oyelese A, Telfeian AE, Gokaslan ZL, Kosztowski TA, Choi D, Fridley J, Galgano M
Transforaminal endoscopic backbone surgical procedure is an rising approach in backbone surgical procedure however presents two distinct challenges to backbone surgeons seeking to undertake it: 1) focusing on backbone pathology, and a couple of) understanding the endoscopic anatomy visualized by means of the endoscope. Intraoperative CT guided navigation can be an rising approach in backbone surgical procedure that’s changing into extensively adopted for its advantages in aiding surgeons in localizing pathology and guided backbone instrumentation placement. On this technical word, we describe a method that makes use of intraoperative CT guided navigation concomitantly with a transforaminal endoscopic method to decompress a Lumbar Four-5 foraminal heterotopic bone formation after an indirect lumbar interbody fusion. The addition of intraoperative CT guided navigation proved each useful in focusing on the pathology throughout the process in addition to assurance that the pathology was resolved by providing postoperative CT visualization of the decompressed neural foramen.
PMID: 29626680 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]