The Journal of Medical Investigation
Online ISSN : 1349-6867
Print ISSN : 1343-1420
ISSN-L : 1343-1420
Surgery Related Complications in Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy under Local Anesthesia
Koichi SairyoTetsuya MatsuuraKosaku HigashinoToshinori SakaiYoichiro TakataYuichiro GodaNaoto SuzueDaisuke HamadaTomohiro GotoToshihiko NishishoRyosuke SatoTakahiko TsutsuiIchiro TonogaiKazuaki Mineta
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2014 Volume 61 Issue 3.4 Pages 264-269


The minimally invasive percutaneous endoscopic discectomy (PED) as the postero-lateral approach with the local anesthesia was started in the late 20th century. The procedure only requires 8 mm of skin incision; thus, it is the least invasive disc surgery presently. The surgery related complications were reviewed in the initial 100 cases from the single surgeon (K. S., first author). Two cases showed exiting nerve irritation, and complained of leg paresthetic pain for 6 to 12 weeks after the surgery (2.0%). The symptoms got better with medicines. One showed post-surgical epidural hematoma, and required surgical removal of the mass (1.0%). Two cases complained neck pain during surgery (2.0%). Surgeons would be aware of the specific complications for the postero-lateral approach of PED procedure. J. Med. Invest. 61: 264-269, August, 2014

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