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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1994;23(6): 625-629.
Percutaneous Automated Discectomy using Nucleotome in Lumbar Disc Herniations.
Young Soo Kim, Sung Woo Roh, Doh Heum Yoon, Young Eun Cho
Department of Neurosurgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
The authors performed 19 cases of percutaneous automated discectomy using Nucleotome between Feb, 1988 and Jan, 1993. The mean age was 33 years ranging from 20 to 56 years. Eleven of the patients were men and eight were women. One level nucleotomy was done in 14 cases, two level in 4 cases and three level in 1 cases. Overall success rate was 63%. No intraoperative and postoperative complications occurred except transient back pain in 3 cases.
Key Words: Herniated lumbar disc; Percutaneous automated discectomy
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