Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy for Recurrent Disc Herniation
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A retrospective study of 43 consecutive patients who underwent percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy for recurrent disc herniation.
To evaluate the efﬁcacy of endoscopic discectomy for recurrent disc herniations and to determine the prognostic factors affecting surgical outcome.
Summary of Background Data
Repeated open discectomy with or without fusion has been the most common procedure for a recurrent lumbar disc herniation. There have been no reports published on the feasibility and prognostic factors of the endoscopic discectomy for recurrent disc herniation.