Laminectomy Compared with Laparoscopic Diskectomy and Outpatient Laparoscopic Diskectomy for Herniated L5-S1 Intervertebral Disk

Slotman, Gus J.; Stein, Sherman C.
October 1998
Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques;Oct98, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p261
Academic Journal
Deals with a study which evaluated the clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness of inpatient and outpatient laparoscopic lumbar diskectomy (LLD). Comparison with laminectomy in the surgical treatment of disabling L5-S1 disk herniation; Morbidity after LLD included transient unrinary retention and rectus hematoma; Improvement of functional outcome; Cost effectiveness optimization.


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