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Minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of thoraco lumbar pyogenic spondylodiscitis: indications and outcomes.

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Summary of "Minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of thoraco lumbar pyogenic spondylodiscitis: indications and outcomes."

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
ISSN: 2284-0729
Pages: 94-100

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