Out Come of Endoscopic Discectomy

  • Hammad Nasir Assistant Professor Department of Neurosurgery, PGMI / AMC / Lahore General Hospital, Lahore
  • Mukhtiar Ahmed Senior Registrar,Department of Neurosurgery, PGMI / AMC / Lahore General Hospital, Lahore
  • Dr Sikandar Department of Neurosurgery, PGMI / AMC / Lahore General Hospital, Lahore
  • Dr Fazal Department of Neurosurgery, PGMI / AMC / Lahore General Hospital, Lahore
  • Anjum Habib Vohra Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, PGMI / AMC / Lahore General Hospital, Lahore
Keywords: Lumbar disc herniation, endoscopic discectomy

Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the outcome of endoscopic discectomy, in terms of symptomatic recovery in patients with unilateral and monosegmental nerve root compression due to prolapsed, sequestrated or migrated disc in lumbar spine.
Study Design: This was a descriptive case series.
Setting: Department of Neurosurgery, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore.
Materials and Methods: This study included 35 patients with symptomatic lumbar disc herniation. All the patients were treated with endoscopic discectomy. The outcome was determined at 6 months follow up based on McNab’s classification system. Duration of study was 1 year from June 2014 to June 2015.
Results: According to McNab’s classification system, 31(88.57%) patients had successful outcome including excellent and good results. Discitis was seen among 3 (8.57%) patients, dural tear in 3(8.57%) patients and recurrence in 1(2.86%) patient.
Conclusion: Endoscopic Discectomy is a safe and effective treatment modality for patients with unilateral and monosegmental lumbar disc herniation.

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Published
2018-10-03
Section
Original Articles