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Acute Cauda Equina syndrome after Percutaneous Transforaminal Endoscopic Discectomy
Mohammad Ibrahim Badra1, Mohammad Jawad Hussein Rahal2 , Elie Najem Najjar3, Nizar Y. Natout4
1John's Hopkins International , BEIRUT , Lebanon
2Lebanese University Faculty of Medical sciences Department of Orthopedics , BEIRUT , Lebanon
3Lebanese American University Faculty of Medicine Department Of Orthopedics, BEIRUT , Lebanon
4Clemenceau Medical Center Beirut Lebanon, BEIRUT , Lebanon
Correspondence :  Mohammad Ibrahim Badra ,Tel: 009613020322, Fax: 009611372888, Email: mbadra13@gmail.com
Received: July 14, 2018  Revised: September 25, 2018   Accepted: October 28, 2018
Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar discectomy (PELD) proved to be a good alternative to open microdiscectomy for treatment of lumbar disc herniation. This relatively new technique is associated with several perioperative complications and morbidities. These include postoperative dysesthesia secondary to nerve injury, dural tears, hematoma, infection and recurrence of disc herniation. In this report, We are presenting a rare case of an L4-5 disc herniation that was treated surgically with PELD and was complicated by early recurrence causing acute cauda equina syndrome. Our aim is to highlight on this rare complication that should be taken into consideration by minimally invasive spine surgeons utilizing PELD in their practice.
KeyWords: Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy; Complications; Cauda equina syndrome
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