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Principles of Microsurgical Discectomy in Lumbar Disc Herniations

  • H. M. Mayer

Abstract

The term “microsurgical discectomy” describes the removal of herniated parts of lumbar intervertebral discs through a posterior approach with the help of a surgical microscope and microsurgical instruments. It implies the application of general principles of microsurgery as well as the approach to the anatomical target area through a limited skin incision.

Keywords

Nucleus Pulposus Disc Herniation Lumbar Disc Lumbar Disc Herniation Lumbar Intervertebral Disc 
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