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Educational Review Poster for Lumbar Spine Surgery 2013

Category General Spine Raymond A. Higginbotham, M.D.
Purpose To review the surgical options for lumbar spine surgery with an emphasis on understanding why different methods are used. Materials & Methods Pictorial review from cases where different approaches were used (laminectomy, foraminotomy, facetectomy, and different fusion options), and chart review of why these approaches were favored based on the clinical scenario. Results Different surgical treatment options for lumbar spine surgery will be detailed.  No specific results otherwise. Conclusion Several different surgical treatment options for lumbar spine surgery need to be understood by the radiologist.  This will help with the interpretation of both pre- and post-operative exams. References A Review of the Significance, Indications, Techniques, and Outcomes of Revision Lumbar Laminectomy Surgery. Hulen, Christopher A. Seminars in Spine Surgery.  Volume 20, Issue 4, December 2008, Pages 270–276 Bilateral partial laminectomy: a treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis and midline disc herniation.  Eule, James et all.  Surgical Neurology.  Volume 52, Issue 4, October 1999, Pages 329–338 Outpatient Based Lumbar Endoscopic Laminotomy/Foraminotomy Spinal Decompression Surgery: Feasibility, Safety and Clinical Results. Polikandriotis, John.  The Spine Journal.  Volume 9, Issue 10, Supplement, October 2009, Pages 182S–183S. Principles of Neurosurgery.  Rengachary, Setti.  10/14/2004.