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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1997;26(8): 1139-1144.
Herniated Lumbar Discs Treated with Conventional Open Surgery after the Failure of Laser Discectomy: Report of Three Cases.
Young Jun Kwon, Gook Ki Kim, Young Jin Lim, Tae Sung Kim, Bong Am Rhee, Won Leem
Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Thepercutaneous treatmentof lumbardisc diseasewithlaser energyhas recently emerged as an alternative to standard open surgery or mechanical percutaneous methods. The indications of percutaneousendoscopic laser discectomy should, however, be well evaluated according to clinical and morphological criteria. We report three cases of herniated lumbar disc treated with conventional open surgery after the failure of laser discectomy.
Key Words: Laser discectomy; Indications
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