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Success of simple sequestrectomy in lumbar spine surgery depends on the competence of the fibrous ring: a prospective controlled study of 168 patients.

Authors
  • Kast, Erich
  • Oberle, Joachim
  • Richter, Hans-Peter
  • Börm, Wolfgang
Type
Published Article
Journal
Spine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jun 15, 2008
Volume
33
Issue
14
Pages
1567–1571
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181788ede
PMID: 18552672
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The sole sequestrectomy group revealed similar results compared with the standard microdiscectomy group. There is a comparable low number of recurrences in both groups. This is probably caused by the consequent selection of patients for sequestrectomy according to well-defined criteria.

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