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Successful treatment of lumbar ligamentum flavum hematoma using a spinal full-endoscopic system

  
@article{JSS4306,
	author = {Takeshi Kaneko and Yasushi Oshima and Hirokazu Inoue and Hiroki Iwai and Yuichi Takano and Hirohiko Inanami and Hisashi Koga},
	title = {Successful treatment of lumbar ligamentum flavum hematoma using a spinal full-endoscopic system},
	journal = {Journal of Spine Surgery},
	volume = {4},
	number = {4},
	year = {2018},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Background: Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) is a relatively less invasive treatment for lumbar disc herniation (LDH). This study investigated the usefulness of a full-endoscopic system for PELD in lumbar ligamentum flavum hematoma (LFH) treatment. 
Methods: Between May 2017 and Jun 2018, a total of five patients with leg pain due to LFH underwent surgery using a full-endoscopic system for PELD. A percutaneous endoscopic translaminar approach (PETA) was performed right above the LFH. Pathological examination of the hematoma capsule was performed in all cases.
Results: The mean age of the patients was 64 years; there were 3 male and 2 female patients. Leg pain improved immediately after operation in all cases. Intraoperative findings and pathological examination revealed that the synovium at adjacent facet joints was not involved. 
Conclusions: Full-endoscopic system is not only a safe and effective minimally invasive system for the treatment of lumbar LFH, but is also superior to acquire a correct diagnosis.},
	url = {http://jss.amegroups.com/article/view/4306}
}