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ID 114826
Title Alternative
FED surgery for L5 radiculopathy
Author
Nakajima, Daiki Tokushima University
Ishihama, Yoshihiro Tokushima University
Manabe, Hiroaki Tokushima University
Keywords
foraminal stenosis
lateral recess stenosis
minimally invasive surgery
full-endoscopic lumbar foraminoplasty
full-endoscopic ventral facetectomy
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
In this report, we presented a 65 year-old male case having right leg pain due to L5 radiculopathy. Based on the radiological examination including CT, MRI and radiculography, double crash impingement of L5 nerve root due to L4-5 lateral recess and L5-S foraminal stenosis was diagnosed. Because of the strong pain, he could not work anymore. His job was a general manager of big hospital, he needed to return to job as soon as possible. We decided to conduct the full-endoscopic decompression surgery of ventral facetectomy (FEVF) for L4-5 lateral recess stenosis and foraminoplasty (FELF) for L5-S foraminal stenosis. The technique can be done under the local anesthesia with only 8 mm skin incision; thus, it must be the least invasive spine surgery. Soon after the surgery, he could return to the original job as a general manager. In conclusion, the full-endoscopic decompression surgery for the spinal canal stenosis such as FELF and FEVF would be minimally invasive procedure and it enable patients the quick return to the original activity.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA12022913
AA11166929
Publisher
Tokushima University Faculty of Medicine
Volume
67
Issue
1-2
Start Page
192
End Page
196
Sort Key
192
Published Date
2020-02
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language
eng
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departments
Medical Sciences
University Hospital