Lumbar Disc Herniation, Nucleo- and Sequesterectomy

Timing and Technique
  • N. A. van der GaagEmail author
  • Wouter A. Moojen


The objective of this case is to provide an update based on the current highest level of evidence on several aspects of one the most commonly performed neurosurgical procedures, lumbar disc surgery for sciatica. Using a straightforward case we discuss the following issues: timing of surgery for sciatica, surgical approach of symptomatic disk herniation surgery (tube, transforaminal or microdiscektomy), and technique of removal (nucleo- and sequesterectomy).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Haaglanden Medical CenterThe HagueThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Haga Teaching HospitalThe HagueThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Leiden University Medical CenterLeidenThe Netherlands

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