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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 27(6); 1998 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1998;27(6): 815-819.
Cliniclal Analysis of Microsurgical Reoperation after Lumbar Disc Surgery.
Sung Real Park, Sang Mu Park, Moon Pyo Chi, Jae O Kim, Jung Chul Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Korea Veterans Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Repeated surgery of the lumbar spine after lumbar discectomy was not uncommon. Total 817 cases of lumbar disorders were carried out surgical intervention in author's clinic from Jan. 1993. to May 1997. Among them, 82 cases were reoperated cases after lumbar disc surgery. The causes, methods and outcome of reoperation were reviewed. The most common causes of reoperation was epidural adhesion, and the most frequent method of reoperation was the interbody fusion with adhesiotomy. Epidural fibrosis was the major problem and must be studied forward for preventing reoperaion.
Key Words: Lumbar disc surgery; Reoperation; Epidural fibrosis
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