The Journal of Japanese Society of Lumbar Spine Disorders
Online ISSN : 1882-1863
Print ISSN : 1345-9074
ISSN-L : 1345-9074
Percutaneous disc decompression using Nucleoplasty for lumbar disc herniation;A three case report
Mitsuhiro NAITOH[in Japanese][in Japanese][in Japanese]
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2003 Volume 9 Issue 1 Pages 126-130


We treated three cases of lumbar disc herniation using percutaneous disc decompression. Our clinical results are as follows: Patient One: Poor result, required further operation. Patient Two: Excellent result. Herniation type was considered “extrusion” type. Patient Three: Outcome Good. A clearer understanding of the selection criteria for this procedure is indicated, as most intradiscal thermal technologies utilize a heat driven process to ablate tissue, with no adverse effects reported in a review of the literature. This method may be an efficacious minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation.

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