Microdiscectomy/Microdecompression for Intraspinal Intervertebral Disc Prolapses and Lateral Recess Stenosis

  • Robert A. Dunsmuir


  • Microdiscectomy/microdecompressionis suitable for leg pain/sciatica caused by the following conditions:
    • Cauda equina syndrome secondary to prolapsed intervertebral discs

    • Sciatica (leg pain) with leg muscle weakness (e.g., foot drop) or without secondary to prolapsed intervertebral discs

    • Sciatica (leg pain) secondary to lateral recess stenosis

    • Sciatica (leg pain) due to synovial facet joint cysts


Nerve Root Spinous Process Image Intensifier Ligamentum Flavum Cauda Equina Syndrome 
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Further Reading

  1. Dunsmuir RA. Prolapsed Intervertebral Discs. Curr Orthop. 2005;18:434–40.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Farndon DF, Milette PC. Nomenclature and Classification of Lumbar Disc Pathology. Spine. 2001;26:E93–113.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Caspar W. A new Surgical procedure for lumbar disc herniation causing less tissue damage through a microsurgical approach. Adv Neurosurg. 1977;4:74–80.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK

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