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Tag: Dr. Akio Minami

Clinical Outcome of Posterolateral Endoscopic Surgery for Pyogenic Spondylodiscitis

Study Design

Clinical results of posterolateral endoscopic debridement and irrigation followed by percutaneous drainage for pyogenic spondylodiscitis were analyzed.

Objectives

To report clinical results of transforaminal endoscopic surgery for pyogenic spondylodiscitis and to evaluate the effectiveness of this procedure in treatment of pyogenic spinal infections.

Summary of Background Data

Pyogenic spinal infections have been increasing due to the development of medical treatment for patients with comorbid medical problems. Common treatments for spinal infections are administration of antibiotics or surgical debridement with bone grafts. There have been no reports, however, regarding the clinical outcome of posterolateral endoscopic treatment for pyogenic spinal infections

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