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Volume 7, issue 1

Neurochirurgia

Methods and technique of surgical treatment of patients with discopathy and degenerative lumbosacral spine lesions

TADEUSZ STYCZYŃSKI1
1. Kliniki Spondylo-Neurochirurgii Instytutu Reumatologicznego w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1998, 7, 81-87
Keywords: lumbar discopathy, surgical treatment

Abstract

Various causes and mechanisms of the "spinoradicular conflict" are described in this paper. Depending on the character of the process causing vertebral canal and intervertebral foramina stenosis various methods are applied for their decompression, or spondylodesis in cases of spinal instability. The author describes the most frequently used techniques of operations for intervertebral disc prolapse and spinal instability, including endoscopic stabilization. Attention is called to the decrease of good therapeutic results with time passing from the operation. (Ed.)

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Dr Tadeusz Styczyński Klinika
Spondylo-Neurochirurgii
Instytutu Reumatologicznego,
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