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Spondylitis - A Complication Following Lumbar Disc Operations

  • M. Klinger
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 10)

Abstract

From 1962 till 1977 a total of 1289 lumbar disc operations were performed at the Neurochirurgische Universitätsklinik Erlangen. In 9 of these patients spondylitis was found to occur, so that an incidence of 0.7% may be calculated. In comparison to the data in the literature where the incidence ranges from 0.2% – 4.0%, this incidence of 0.7% is quite low. Particularly interesting is the fact that spondylitis did not occur in the first 9 years of this 15-year-period, this complication has been diagnosed repeatedly since 1972.

Keywords

Vertebral Body Intervertebral Disc Lumbar Disc Lumbar Vertebra Radiological Change 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1982

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