Advertisement

Full-Endoscopic Lateral Recess Decompression (Ventral Facetectomy)

  • Kazuta Yamashita
Chapter
  • 43 Downloads

Abstract

There are three types of LSS, intervertebral foraminal stenosis, lateral recess stenosis, and central canal stenosis. Using the minimally invasive new endoscopic technique, transforaminal full-endoscopic lateral recess decompression (TE-LRD), both foraminal and lateral recess stenosis can be decompressed. We named full-endoscopic venrtral facetectomy (Sairyo et al., J Orthop Sci 23(2):229–36, 2018). TE-LRD should have benefits in elderly patients with LSS and poor general condition due to multiple comorbidities because it can be performed under local anesthesia. In this chapter, we describe this new technique in detail.

References

  1. 1.
    Sairyo K, Chikawa T, Nagamachi A. State-of-the-art transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic lumbar surgery under local anesthesia: discectomy, foraminoplasty, and ventral facetectomy. J Orthop Sci. 2018;23(2):229–36.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Kapetanakis S, Gkantsinikoudis N, Papathanasiou JV, Charitoudis G, Thomaidis T. Percutaneous endoscopic ventral facetectomy: an innovative substitute of open decompression surgery for lateral recess stenosis surgical treatment? J Craniovertebr Junction Spine. 2018;9(3):188–95.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Lewandrowski KU. Readmissions after outpatient transforaminal decompression for lumbar foraminal and lateral recess stenosis. Int J Spine Surg. 2018;12(3):342–51.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Steurer J, Roner S, Gnannt R, Hodler J. Quantitative radiologic criteria for the diagnosis of lumbar spinal stenosis: a systematic literature review. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011;12:175.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuta Yamashita
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OrthopedicsTokushima University School of MedicineTokushimaJapan

Personalised recommendations