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Experiences with the extraforaminal approach in microsurgery of exterme lateral lumbar disc herniations

A Pannonhegyi1

MAY 20, 1994

Clinical Neuroscience - 1994;47(05-06)

The extreme lateral lumbar disc herniation is a new entity. We talk about it since the time of widespread application of CT and MRI for the diagnosis of spinal diseases. The old neuroradiological diagnostic methods like myelography could not give any information about it, because these disc protrusions or herniations are out of the intervertebral foramen, that is out of the myelographically detectable part of the intervertebral root.


  1. Neurosurgical Department of Central Military Hospital, Budapest



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