Full Endoscopic Discectomy Using Transforaminal Endoscopic Spine System Technique: A Mini Review of Complications



Stylianos Kapetanakis1, Constantinos Chaniotakis1, Antonios G. Angoules2, *
1 Spine Department and Deformities, Interbalkan European Medical Center, Thessaloniki, Greece
2 Orthopaedic Department, Athens Medical Center, Athens, Greece

Abstract

Background:

Full Endoscopic Discectomy (FED) is a minimally invasive technique for the treatment of Lumbar Disk Herniation (LDH) with increasing popularity among surgeons in the recent years. This alternative to conventional procedures surgical approach is generally a safe and efficient technique possessing many advantages such as less soft tissue trauma, preservation of dorsal musculature, and reduced perioperative morbidity and rapid recovery. However, FED is associated with a number of complications such as postoperative dysesthesia, nerve root injury, and dural tears.

Method:

Α search of PubMed, Google Scholar and Scopus electronic databases was used to revised the literature on complications of full endoscopic discectomy using transforaminal endoscopic spine system technique

Conclusion:

In this review complications associated with FED are analyzed, emphasizing on the potential beneficial role of Transforaminal Endoscopic Spine System (TESSYS) technique in reducing their frequency.

Keywords: Complications, Full Endoscopic Discectomy, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Minimally Invasive Technique, Microdiscectomy, Nerve Root Injury, Spine Surgery, Transforaminal Endoscopic Spine System Technique.


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Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2019
Volume: 13
Publisher Item Identifier: EA-TOORTHJ-2018-85

Article History:

Received Date: 3/12/2018
Revision Received Date: 28/1/2019
Acceptance Date: 18/2/2019
Electronic publication date: 04/03/2019
Collection year: 2019

© 2019 Kapetanakis et al.

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Correspondence: Address correspondence to this auther at the Orthopaedic Department, Athens Medical Center, 15125, Athens, Greece; Tel: +306977011617; E-mail: antoniosangoules@yahoo.com