Operative interventions on the spinal cord and its nerve roots, and operations on nerves and vascular structures in the vicinity of the spinal cord can, like operations on the brain, be performed microsurgically almost without exception. At present, however, this is still not generally agreed. The most frequently performed spinal operation by neurosurgeons, the operation for prolapsed lumbar intervertebral disk, is still usually carried out macrosurgically.


Spinal Cord Nerve Root Spinal Operation Spinous Process Spinal Ganglion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Seeger
    • 1
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  1. 1.Department of General NeurosurgeryUniversity of Freiburg i. Br.Federal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Neurosurgical ClinicUniversity of Freiburg i. Br.Federal Republic of Germany

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