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Percutaneous Transforaminal Endoscopic Discectomy (PTED) constitutes a minimally invasive surgical technique, principally recruited for the treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation (LDH). LDH constitutes a frequent spinal ailment in obese. Aim of this prospectively designed study is to evaluate for the first time in the literature the impact of PTED in postoperative parameters of HRQoL in obese patients with LDH within a 2-year follow-up, further thus identifying the effectiveness of PTED.
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Name: World neurosurgery
Ultrasound volume navigation (UVN) has been widely used in several medical fields for the accurate navigation and decreased radiation exposure. However, few studies focus on the clinical significance ...
s: Several studies have compared the clinical efficacy of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) for L5S1 lumbar disc herniation (LDH) via transforaminal approach and interlaminar approach, ...
The authors retrospectively characterized the clinical outcomes of combining the Yeung endoscopic spine system (YESS) and transforaminal endoscopic surgical system (TESSYS) techniques during percutane...
To describe the rationale, surgical technique, and short-term follow-up results of a new minimally invasive treatment for thoracic spinal stenosis (TSS) caused by herniation, ossification of the ligam...
To explore the effects of postoperative functional exercise on patients who underwent percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy for lumbar disc herniation.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of US-MR image fusion-guided percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy for the treatment of lumbar disc hernia...
Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a common and frequently-occurring disease giving rise to low back pain and (or) leg pain. There are about 1.5 million people with LDH-related pain, accounti...
This study is aimed to compare between the results of conventional lumbar discectomy and the newly used technique in our department; endoscopic lumbar discectomy in neurosurgery department...
Evaluate the outcome of micro endoscopic discectomy (MED) by tubular retractors on safety and efficacy of the technique.
Epiduroscopy or spinal endoscopy is the imaging of the epidural space using a percutaneous and minimally invasive fiberoptic imaging device. The definitive diagnosis and treatment of chron...
Incision of Oddi's sphincter or Vater's ampulla performed by inserting a sphincterotome through an endoscope (DUODENOSCOPE) often following retrograde cholangiography (CHOLANGIOPANCREATOGRAPHY, ENDOSCOPIC RETROGRADE). Endoscopic treatment by sphincterotomy is the preferred method of treatment for patients with retained or recurrent bile duct stones post-cholecystectomy, and for poor-surgical-risk patients that have the gallbladder still present.
Percutaneous excision of a herniated or displaced intervertebral disk by posterolateral approach, always remaining outside the spinal canal. Percutaneous nucleotomy was first described by Hijikata in Japan in 1975. In 1985 Onik introduced automated percutaneous nucleotomy which consists in percutaneous aspiration of the nucleus pulposus. It is carried out under local anesthesia, thus reducing the surgical insult and requiring brief hospitalization, often performed on an outpatient basis. It appears to be a well-tolerated alternative to surgical diskectomy and chymopapain nucleolysis.
A family of percutaneous techniques that are used to manage CORONARY OCCLUSION, including standard balloon angioplasty (PERCUTANEOUS TRANSLUMINAL CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY), the placement of intracoronary STENTS, and atheroablative technologies (e.g., ATHERECTOMY; ENDARTERECTOMY; THROMBECTOMY; PERCUTANEOUS TRANSLUMINAL LASER ANGIOPLASTY). PTCA was the dominant form of PCI, before the widespread use of stenting.
Surgical removal of large KIDNEY CALCULI by means of a percutaneous nephroscope which is passed into the KIDNEY PELVIS through a track created in the patient's back.
Fiberoptic endoscopy designed for duodenal observation and cannulation of VATER'S AMPULLA, in order to visualize the pancreatic and biliary duct system by retrograde injection of contrast media. Endoscopic (Vater) papillotomy (SPHINCTEROTOMY, ENDOSCOPIC) may be performed during this procedure.
Obesity is the condition in which excess fat has accumulated in the body (mostly in subcutaneous tissues). clinical obesity is considered to be present when a person has a BMI of over 30 (Oxford Dictionary of Medicine). It is becoming increasing common i...