Extreme-lateral, minimally invasive, transpsoas approach for the treatment of far-lateral lumbar disc herniation.

Research paper by Ricky R Madhok, Adam S AS Kanter

Indexed on: 07 Apr '10Published on: 07 Apr '10Published in: Journal of neurosurgery. Spine


The authors present 2 cases of far-lateral lumbar disc herniations treated surgically via an extreme-lateral transpsoas approach. The procedure was performed using the MaXcess minimally invasive retractor system to access and successfully remove the disc fragments without complication. To the authors' knowledge, these are the first reported cases of using a minimally invasive retroperitoneal approach for the treatment of far-lateral disc herniations.