Lumbar Laminotomy, Foraminotomy, Root Decompression, and Discectomy in the Lateral Position

  • Michael L. J. Apuzzo


The major objective in surgery of herniated lumbar discs is decompression of the involved nerve root or roots and cauda equina with restitution of the normal anatomical disposition of elements of the cauda equina within the spinal and root canals. Minimal manipulation of neural elements is imperative, as an anatomical environment that will preclude recurrent root entrapment at the operated region is provided.


Nerve Root Spinal Canal Root Canal Facet Joint Ligamentum Flavum 
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  • Michael L. J. Apuzzo

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