ABSTRACT: Translaminar approaches have been described for lumbar disc herniations which are displaced cranially or laterally into the neuroforamen. This technique provides the advantages of a minimally invasive approach with regard to postoperative instability or partial facet joint resection and avoids a medial arthrectomy. We describe this technique for the first time as an option for a caudally sequestrated disc herniation via a transaxillar sequesterotomy.
Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und Unfallchirurgie 09/2009; 147(5):597-9. · 0.52 Impact Factor