Decompression/Laminectomy/ Laminotomy (by endoscope/microscope)


Candidate/ Indication
  • Nerve or spinal cord compression from narrowing of the spinal canal
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Facet cyst
  • Stable spondylolisthesis
  • Ossified ligamentum flavum
  • Approach from the back of the lumbar spine
  • Remove part of the ligament and bone that compress the nerve or spinal cord
  • 2 Surgical techniques for decompression
    • Endoscopic decompression (by using endoscope)
    • Microscopic decompression (by using microscope)
  • Surgical technique depends on pathology and surgeon experience
  • Hospital stay for 1 day after endoscopic decompression
  • Hospital stay for 2 days after microscopic decompression
  • Wound healing 7-10 days

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