Results of Percutaneous Lumbar Discectomy Compared to Laminotomy and Chemonucleolysis

  • M. Swiecicki
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The data for this analysis have been accumulated for a critical evaluation of the results of surgery that has been performed for lumbar disc herniation over the past five years. The patients included in this study each had one of four techniques employed. The techniques have included percutaneous lumbar discectomy, automated percutaneous lumbar discectomy, lumbar laminotomy or chemonucleolysis.




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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Swiecicki
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  1. 1.Department of Neurological SurgeryHahnemann UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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