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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2009;46(1): 65-67.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2009.46.1.65
The Ligamentotactic Effect on a Herniated Disc at the Level Adjacent to the Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion : Report of Two Cases.
Jun Hong Min, Jee Soo Jang, Seok Kang Kim, Dae Hyeon Maeng, Sang Ho Lee
1Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul Wooridul Hospital, Seoul, Korea. spinejjs@yahoo.co.kr
2Department of Neurosurgery, Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Chest surgery, Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
The authors report two cases of spontaneous regression of disc herniation at the level adjacent to the anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) level. This phenomenon may be due to the increased tension on the posterior longitudinal ligament (PLL) by appropriate restoration of the disc height and lumbar lordosis, which is a mechanism similar to ligamentotaxis applied to the thoracolumbar burst fracture.
Key Words: Ligamentotaxis; Herniated disc; Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
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