Scientific Articles

 

  • Abili M, Naruie B, Akhavan Sigari R. Treatment outcomes of 130 patients underwent an endoscopic discectomy. Journal of injury & violence research 2012;4.

  • Ahsan K, Najmus S, Hossain A, et al. Discectomy for primary and recurrent prolapse of lumbar intervertebral discs. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2012;20:7-10.

  • Arts MP, Peul WC, Koes BW, et al. Management of sciatica due to lumbar disc herniation in the Netherlands: a survey among spine surgeons. J Neurosurg Spine 2008;9:32-9.

  • Best NM, Sasso RC. Success and safety in outpatient microlumbar discectomy. J Spinal Disord Tech 2006;19:334-7.

  • Blamoutier A. Surgical discectomy for lumbar disc herniation: surgical techniques. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res 2013;99:S187-96.

  • Cervellini P, De Luca GP, Mazzetto M, et al. Micro-endoscopic-discectomy (MED) for far lateral disc herniation in the lumbar spine. Technical note. Acta Neurochir Suppl 2005;92:99-101.

  • Chae KH, Ju CI, Lee SM, et al. Strategies for Noncontained Lumbar Disc Herniation by an Endoscopic Approach : Transforaminal Suprapedicular Approach, Semi-Rigid Flexible Curved Probe, and 3-Dimensional Reconstruction CT with Discogram. J Korean Neurosurg Soc 2009;46:312-6.

  • Chang S-S, Fu T-S, Liang Y-C, et al. Results of microendoscopic discectomy performed in the 26 cases with a minimum 3 years follow-up. Chang Gung Med J 2009;32:89-97.

  • Chao Z, Yue Z, Tong-wei C, et al. Microendoscopic discectomy, a less traumatic procedure for lumbar disk herniation. Chin J Traumatol 2007;10:311-4.

  • Chen H-T, Tsai C-H, Chao S-C, et al. Endoscopic discectomy of L5-S1 disc herniation via an interlaminar approach: Prospective controlled study under local and general anesthesia. Surgical neurology international 2011;2:93.

  • Cheng J, Wang H, Zheng W, et al. Reoperation after lumbar disc surgery in two hundred and seven patients. Int Orthop 2013;37:1511-7.

  • Choi G, Lee S-H, Lokhande P, et al. Percutaneous endoscopic approach for highly migrated intracanal disc herniations by foraminoplastic technique using rigid working channel endoscope. Spine 2008;33:E508-15.

  • Chumnanvej S, Kesornsak W, Sarnvivad P, et al. Full endoscopic lumbar discectomy via interlaminar approach: 2-year results in Ramathibodi Hospital. Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet 2011;94:1465-70.

  • Dezawa A, Mikami H, Sairyo K. Percutaneous endoscopic translaminar approach for herniated nucleus pulposus in the hidden zone of the lumbar spine. Asian journal of endoscopic surgery 2012;5:200-3.

  • Doi T, Harimaya K, Matsumoto Y, et al. Endoscopic decompression for intraforaminal and extraforaminal nerve root compression. Journal of orthopaedic surgery and research 2011;6:16. 16. Garg B, Nagraja UB, Jayaswal A. Microendoscopic versus open discectomy for lumbar disc herniation: a prospective randomised study. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2011;19:30-4.

  • Garg B, Nagraja UB, Jayaswal A. Microendoscopic versus open discectomy for lumbar disc herniation: a prospective randomised study. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2011;19:30-4.

  • Hoogland T, van den Brekel-Dijkstra K, Schubert M, et al. Endoscopic transforaminal discectomy for recurrent lumbar disc herniation: a prospective, cohort evaluation of 262 consecutive cases. Spine 2008;33:973-8.

  • Jasper GP, Francisco GM, Telfeian AE. Endoscopic transforaminal discectomy for an extruded lumbar disc herniation. Pain physician 2013;16:E31-5.

  • Jasper GP, Francisco GM, Telfeian AE. A retrospective evaluation of the clinical success of transforaminal endoscopic discectomy with foraminotomy in geriatric patients. Pain physician 2013;16:225-9.

  • Kambin P. Arthroscopic microdiskectomy. Mt Sinai J Med 1991;58:159-64.

  • Kambin P. Percutaneous lumbar diskectomy. Jama 1989;262:1776.

  • Kambin P, Brager MD. Percutaneous posterolateral discectomy. Anatomy and mechanism. Clin Orthop Relat Res 1987:145-54.

  • Kambin P, Sampson S. Posterolateral percutaneous suction-excision of herniated lumbar intervertebral discs. Report of interim results. Clin Orthop Relat Res 1986:37-43.

  • Kambin P, Schaffer JL. Percutaneous lumbar discectomy. Review of 100 patients and current practice. Clin Orthop Relat Res 1989:24-34.

  • Kaushal M, Sen R. Posterior endoscopic discectomy: Results in 300 patients. Indian journal of orthopaedics 2012;46:81-5.

  • Kim CH, Chung CK. Endoscopic interlaminar lumbar discectomy with splitting of the ligament flavum under visual control. Journal of spinal disorders & techniques 2012;25:210-7.

  • Kim HS, Ju CI, Kim SW, et al. Endoscopic transforaminal suprapedicular approach in high grade inferior migrated lumbar disc herniation. Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2009;45:67-73.

  • Kimball J, Yew A, Lu DC. Minimally invasive surgery for lumbar microdiscectomy. Neurosurg Focus 2013;35 Suppl:Video15.

  • Kitagawa Y, Sairyo K, Shibuya I, et al. Minimally invasive and simultaneous removal of herniated intracanal and extracanal lumbar nucleus pulposus with a percutaneous spinal endoscope. Asian journal of endoscopic surgery 2012;5:183-6.

  • Komp M, Hahn P, Merk H, et al. Bilateral operation of lumbar degenerative central spinal stenosis in full-endoscopic interlaminar technique with unilateral approach: prospective 2-year results of 74 patients. Journal of spinal disorders & techniques 2011;24:281-7.

  • Kunert P, Kowalczyk P, Marchel A. Minimally invasive microscopically assisted lumbar discectomy using the METRx X-Tube system. Neurol Neurochir Pol 2010;44:554-9.

  • Kuonsongtum V, Paiboonsirijit S, Kesornsak W, et al. Result of full endoscopic uniportal lumbar discectomy: preliminary report. Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet 2009;92:776-80.

  • Liu G, Zhao J-N, Dezawa A. Endoscopic decompression combined with interspinous process implant fusion for lumbar spinal stenosis. Chinese journal of traumatology = Zhonghua chuang shang za zhi / Chinese Medical Association 2008;11:364-7.

  • Liu K-X, Massoud B. Transforaminal endoscopic lumbar procedure for disc herniations: a "between" technique. Surgical technology international 2010;19:203-10.

  • Liu T, Zhou Y, Wang J, et al. Clinical efficacy of three different minimally invasive procedures for far lateral lumbar disc herniation. Chinese medical journal 2012;125:1082-8.

  • Lurie JD, Faucett SC, Hanscom B, et al. Lumbar discectomy outcomes vary by herniation level in the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2008;90:1811-9.

  • Matsumoto M, Hasegawa T, Ito M, et al. Incidence of complications associated with spinal endoscopic surgery: nationwide survey in 2007 by the Committee on Spinal Endoscopic Surgical Skill Qualification of Japanese Orthopaedic Association. Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association 2010;15:92-6.

  • Matsumoto M, Watanabe K, Hosogane N, et al. Recurrence of lumbar disc herniation after microendoscopic discectomy. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 2013;74:222-7.

  • Nie H, Hao J, Peng C, et al. Clinical outcomes of discectomy in octogenarian patients with lumbar disc herniation. J Spinal Disord Tech 2013;26:74-8.

  • O'Toole JE, Eichholz KM, Fessler RG. Minimally invasive far lateral microendoscopic discectomy for extraforaminal disc herniation at the lumbosacral junction: cadaveric dissection and technical case report. Spine J 2007;7:414-21.

  • Oertel JMK, Mondorf Y, Gaab MR. A new endoscopic spine system: the first results with "Easy GO". Acta neurochirurgica 2009;151:1027-33.

  • Ozer AF, Keskin F, Oktenoglu T, et al. A novel approach to the surgical treatment of lumbar disc herniations: indications of simple discectomy and posterior transpedicular dynamic stabilization based on carragee classification. Adv Orthop 2013;2013:270565.

  • Ozturk C, Tezer M, Aydogan M, et al. Posterior endoscopic discectomy for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation. Acta orthopaedica Belgica 2006;72:347-52.

  • Parker SL, Xu R, McGirt MJ, et al. Long-term back pain after a single-level discectomy for radiculopathy: incidence and health care cost analysis. J Neurosurg Spine 2010;12:178-82.

  • Postacchini F, Postacchini R. Operative management of lumbar disc herniation : the evolution of knowledge and surgical techniques in the last century. Acta Neurochir Suppl 2011;108:17-21.

  • Rahimi-Movaghar V, Rasouli M, Shokraneh F, et al. Minimally invasive discectomy versus microdiscectomy/ discectomy for symptomatic lumbar disc herniation. J Inj Violence Res 2012;4.

  • Ruetten S, Komp M, Merk H, et al. Full-endoscopic interlaminar and transforaminal lumbar discectomy versus conventional microsurgical technique: a prospective, randomized, controlled study. Spine 2008;33:931-9.

  • Ruetten S, Komp M, Merk H, et al. Recurrent lumbar disc herniation after conventional discectomy: a prospective, randomized study comparing full-endoscopic interlaminar and transforaminal versus microsurgical revision. Journal of spinal disorders & techniques 2009;22:122-9.

  • Ruetten S, Komp M, Merk H, et al. Surgical treatment for lumbar lateral recess stenosis with the full-endoscopic interlaminar approach versus conventional microsurgical technique: a prospective, randomized, controlled study. Journal of neurosurgery Spine 2009;10:476-85.

  • Ruetten S, Komp M, Merk H, et al. Use of newly developed instruments and endoscopes: full-endoscopic resection of lumbar disc herniations via the interlaminar and lateral transforaminal approach. Journal of neurosurgery Spine 2007;6:521-30.

  • Ruetten S, Meyer O, Godolias G. Endoscopic surgery of the lumbar epidural space (epiduroscopy): results of therapeutic intervention in 93 patients. Minimally invasive neurosurgery : MIN 2003;46:1-4.

  • Schaffer JL, Kambin P. Percutaneous posterolateral lumbar discectomy and decompression with a 6.9-millimeter cannula. Analysis of operative failures and complications. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1991;73:822-31.

  • Silverplats K, Lind B, Zoega B, et al. Clinical factors of importance for outcome after lumbar disc herniation surgery: long-term follow-up. Eur Spine J 2010;19:1459-67.

  • Tsou PM, Alan Yeung C, Yeung AT. Posterolateral transforaminal selective endoscopic discectomy and thermal annuloplasty for chronic lumbar discogenic pain: a minimal access visualized intradiscal surgical procedure. The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society 2004;4:564-73.

  • Veresciagina K, Spakauskas B, Ambrozaitis KV. Clinical outcomes of patients with lumbar disc herniation, selected for one-level open-discectomy and microdiscectomy. Eur Spine J 2010;19:1450-8.

  • Wang B, Lu G, Liu W, et al. Full-endoscopic interlaminar approach for the surgical treatment of lumbar disc herniation: the causes and prophylaxis of conversion to open. Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery 2012;132:1531-8.

  • Wang M, Zhou Y, Wang J, et al. A 10-year follow-up study on long-term clinical outcomes of lumbar microendoscopic discectomy. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 2012;73:195-8.

  • Weinstein JN, Lurie JD, Tosteson TD, et al. Surgical versus nonoperative treatment for lumbar disc herniation: four-year results for the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT). Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2008;33:2789-800.

  • Wu X, Zhuang S, Mao Z, et al. Microendoscopic discectomy for lumbar disc herniation: surgical technique and outcome in 873 consecutive cases. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2006;31:2689-94.

  • Yeom K-s, Choi Y-s. Full endoscopic contralateral transforaminal discectomy for distally migrated lumbar disc herniation. Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association 2011;16:263-9.

  • Yeung AT. The evolution of percutaneous spinal endoscopy and discectomy: state of the art. The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York 2000;67:327-32.

  • Yeung AT, Yeung CA. Advances in endoscopic disc and spine surgery: foraminal approach. Surgical technology international 2003;11:255-63.

  • Yeung AT, Yeung CA. In-vivo endoscopic visualization of patho-anatomy in painful degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine. Surgical technology international 2006;15:243-56.

  • Yeung AT, Yeung CA. Minimally invasive techniques for the management of lumbar disc herniation. Orthop Clin North Am 2007;38:363-72; abstract vi.

  • Yue, JJ; Scott D; Han, X; Yacob, A: The Treatment of Single Level Multi-Focal Subarticular and Paracentral and/or Far Lateral Lumbar Disc Herniations: The Single Incision Multi Focal Endoscopic Surgery Solution. Submitted for publication, 2013. 

  • Zhou Y, Zhang C, Wang J, et al. Minimally invasive strategies and options for far-lateral lumbar disc herniation. Chinese journal of traumatology = Zhonghua chuang shang za zhi / Chinese Medical Association 2008;11:259-66.