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Pyogenic spondylodiscitis (PS) is a non-specific infection affecting intervertebral disks and adjacent vertebral bodies. Once considered a rare condition in developed countries, the incidence of PS has been increasing alarmingly and still represents a challenge for clinicians and orthopedic surgeons. New minimally invasive techniques have been proposed but the proper indications for these different approaches remain controversial. The aim of this study was to describe the available minimally invasive surgical techniques and to evaluate their proper indications through a review of recent literature.
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Name: European review for medical and pharmacological sciences
Lumbar Pyogenic Spondylodiscitis (LPS) is still a tangled problem in its management especially after increasing rates of its incidence in cases underwent different spinal procedures and in patients wi...
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Procedures that avoid use of open invasive surgery in favor of closed or local surgery. These generally involve use of laparoscopic devices and remote-control manipulation of instruments with indirect observation of the surgical field through an endoscope or similar device. With the reduced trauma associated with minimally invasive surgery, long hospital stays may be reduced with increased rates of short stay or day surgery.
Procedures that avoid use of open, invasive surgery in favor of closed or local surgery. These generally involve use of laparoscopic devices and remote-controlled manipulation of instruments with indirect observation of the surgical field through an endoscope or similar device.
Lung infections with the invasive forms of ASPERGILLUS, usually after surgery, transplantation, prolonged NEUTROPENIA or treatment with high-doses of CORTICOSTEROIDS. Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis can progress to CHRONIC NECROTIZING PULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS or hematogenous spread to other organs.
Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are invasive or surgical in nature, and require the expertise of a specially trained radiologist. In general, they are more invasive than diagnostic imaging but less invasive than major surgery. They often involve catheterization, fluoroscopy, or computed tomography. Some examples include percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography, percutaneous transthoracic biopsy, balloon angioplasty, and arterial embolization.
The use of ultrasound to guide minimally invasive surgical procedures such as needle ASPIRATION BIOPSY; DRAINAGE; etc. Its widest application is intravascular ultrasound imaging but it is useful also in urology and intra-abdominal conditions.
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