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Effects of prior abdominal surgery, obesity, and lumbar spine level on anterior retroperitoneal exposure of the lumbar spine.

Authors
  • Mogannam, Abid
  • Bianchi, Christian
  • Chiriano, Jason
  • Patel, Sheela
  • Teruya, Theodore H
  • Lum, Sharon S
  • Abou-Zamzam, Ahmed M Jr
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Surgery
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2012
Volume
147
Issue
12
Pages
1130–1134
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1001/archsurg.2012.1148
PMID: 23248016
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Prior abdominal surgery should not be considered a contraindication to ARES. Caution is warranted in obese patients and exposures involving L4-5.

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