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. 1986;33:419-56.

Lumbar Microdiscectomy: A Contrary Opinion

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Lumbar Microdiscectomy: A Contrary Opinion

C A Fager. Clin Neurosurg. .


Successful operation for ruptured lumbar disc is directly related to appropriate selection of patients and an operative approach designed for the particular size and location of the compressed fragment of disc. Lumbar microdiscectomy provides no advantage when operation is clearly indicated and adds the additional risks that have always accompanied inadequate exposure and incomplete decompression.

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