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Surg Neurol. 2006 Dec;66(6):619-20; discussion 620-1.

Ventral and dorsal root injury after oxygen-ozone therapy for lumbar disk herniation.

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Department of Neurological and Behavioral Sciences, Unit of Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Siena, 53100 Siena, Italy. ginanneschi@unisi.it

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

O2O3 therapy has become a largely diffused treatment for lumbar disk herniation; this procedure is considered generally risk-free.

CASE DESCRIPTION:

We report a case of ventral and dorsal root injury occurring after transcutaneous intradiscal infiltration of O2O3 for L4-L5 disk herniation.

CONCLUSIONS:

Until randomized controlled trials on efficacy and short-term safety have been carried out, we think that physicians should be informed about the risk of potential complications when recommending this procedure.

PMID:
17145327
DOI:
10.1016/j.surneu.2006.01.025
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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