State of the Art for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

  • Akira Dezawa
  • Po-Quang Chen
  • Jae-Yoon Chung
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/b137879

Table of contents (15 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Nucleoplasty as an Alternative Intradiscal Therapy: Indications and Technique
    Koang Hum Bak, Seong Hoon Oh, Jae Min Kim, Hyeong Joong Yi, Cheong Jin Hwan, Choong Hyun Kim
    Pages 7-14
  3. Surgical Procedures and Clinical Results of Endoscopic Decompression for Lumbar Canal Stenosis
    Munehito Yoshida, Akitaka Ueyoshi, Kazuhiro Maio, Masaki Kawai, Yukihiro Nakagawa
    Pages 15-24
  4. Surgical Results of Endoscopic Discectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation: Three-Year Follow-up
    Eiji Hanaoka, Masatsune Yamagata, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Tatsuo Morinaga, Hideshige Moriya
    Pages 63-73
  5. Laparoscopy-Assisted Mini-Open Lateral Approach for Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
    Chong Suh Lee, Sung Soo Chung, Kwang Hoon Chung
    Pages 75-85
  6. Endoscopic Discectomy for Extraforaminal Lumbar Disc Herniation
    Yuichi Takano, Nobuhiro Yuasa
    Pages 99-106
  7. Anterolateral Approach to the Lumbar Spine
    Shinichi Kusano, Akira Dezawa, Kiyoshi Yoshihara, Koh Katoh
    Pages 107-116
  8. Intraspinal Examination with a Spinal Fiberscope (Myelofiberscope)
    Akira Dezawa, Taroh Kitagawa, Koh Katoh, Isao Shibuya, Shinichi Kusano
    Pages 131-139
  9. Clinical Outcomes of Posterior Endoscopic Discectomy for Central Disc Herniation and Posterior Endplate Lesions in the Lumbar Spine
    Masaki Kawai, Munehito Yoshida, Hideki Sumiya, Kazuo Iwasaki, Kazuhiro Maio, Hiroshi Yamada
    Pages 141-147
  10. Diagnosis and Endoscopic Release of the Piriformis Muscle Under Local Anesthesia for Piriformis Syndrome
    Tatsuo Kosugi, Akira Dezawa, Shinichi Kusano, Kiyoshi Yoshihara, Koh Katoh
    Pages 149-154
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 155-156

About these proceedings


The second congress of the Paci?c Asian Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (PASMISS) held in Phuket,Thailand,August 5–6,2002,was highly s- cessful. Dr.Akira Dezawa, the president, had worked hard in organizing the congress,which was well attended.All scienti?c papers presented were of the highest standard and were worthy of publication in book form.This scienti?c meeting brought to light the practice of this modern surgical technique as it is being performed by spine surgeons in the Asia–Paci?c region.Dr.Dezawa has made a great effort to collect the papers from the congress,and to have them edited and published as a text that covers all aspects of the minimally invasive spine surgical approach. Minimally invasive spinal surgery will be a highlight of operative approaches in the twenty-?rst century and already has been popularized worldwide.This procedure will provide surgical options that address several pathological conditions in the spinal column without producing the types of morbidity commonly seen in open surgical procedures. The contents of this book provide highly relevant and detailed information. I certainly believe that it will be a great bene?t to all orthopedic surgeons who are interested in performing minimally invasive spine surgery. Charoen Chotigavanich,M.D. Chairman,Spinal Section The Royal College of Orthopedic Surgeons of Thailand V Preface Recent decades have been characterized by revolutionary changes in spinal surgery. Concurrent progress in implant technology and functional en- scopes and the improvement of less invasive surgical techniques has opened a new dimension for spine surgery.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Akira Dezawa
    • 1
  • Po-Quang Chen
    • 2
  • Jae-Yoon Chung
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryTeikyo University School of Medicine Mizonokuchi HospitalKawasakiJapan
  2. 2.National Taiwan University HospitalTaipeiTaiwan, ROC
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryChonnam National University HospitalGwangjuKorea

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-01248-1
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-26666-2