Percutaneous endoscopic backbone minimal invasive method for the decompression remedy of thoracic myelopathy brought on by ossification of the ligamentum flavum.
World Neurosurg. 2018 Mar 07;:
Authors: Miao X, He D, Wu T, Cheng X
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endoscopic method through interlaminar strategy is without doubt one of the prevalent minimal invasive procedures within the remedy of lumbar disc herniation even lumbar spinal stenosis. The intention of this report is to carry out full decompressions for the circumstances with thoracic ossification of the ligamentum flavum utilizing percutaneous endoscopic method.
CASE DESCRIPTION: We skilled surgical decompressions of two sufferers with thoracic myelopathy brought on by OLF utilizing percutaneous endoscopic surgical procedure through interlaminar strategy. After surgical procedure, the sufferers complained the preoperative neurological signs have been improved considerably. Postoperative thoracic computed tomography confirmed the ossification of ligaments was eliminated utterly.
CONCLUSION: We have now utilized the percutaneous endoscopic method for the remedy of thoracic OLF. It carried out direct decompression of the ossified ligaments with minimizing trauma and instability which could possibly be used as a various selection. Nonetheless, the fused sorts can be carried out prudently because of the operational difficulties.
PMID: 29524712 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]