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Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2018 Jan 9;98(2):113-116. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0376-2491.2018.02.008.

[Comparison of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy versus transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in treating upper lumbar disc herniation].

[Article in Chinese; Abstract available in Chinese from the publisher]

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Department of Orthopedics, the First Affiliated Hospital of Luohe Medical College, Luohe 462000, China.


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Objective: To compare the efficacy of percutaneous endoscopic transforaminal discectomy (PTED) and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) in the treatment of high lumbar disc herniation. Methods: The clinical data of patients with high lumbar disc herniation from February 2010 to February 2015 were retrospective analyzed. According to the inclusion criteria, a total of 63 cases were enrolled, including PTED group 33 cases, TLIF group 30 cases. The improvement of the two groups before and after surgery was assessed by visual analogue scale (VAS) and Oswestry dysfunction index (ODI). The operative time, intraoperative blood loss, drainage volume at 48 h postoperatively, hospitalization time, number of fluoroscopy, complication, recurrence rate and postoperative recovery were compared between the two groups. The follow-up period was 12 to 33 months. Results: The operation time, intraoperative blood loss, drainage amount and hospitalization time in PTED group were significantly less than those in TLIF group[(71±19) vs (121±22) min, (30±21) vs (317±50) ml, 0 vs (93±29) ml, (3.5±1.9) vs (12.5±2.1) d]. The number of fluoroscopy in PTED group was significantly higher than TLIF group[(16.2±8.3) vs (6.7±4.2)](all P<0.05). There was no significant difference in VAS score and ODI improvement rate between the two groups after operation (both P>0.05). There was no significant difference between the two groups in the excellent rate of surgery and the recurrence rate (both P>0.05). Conclusions: PTED has the advantages of less trauma and bleeding, rapid postoperative recovery in the treatment of upper lumbar disc herniation compared with TLIF, and the curative effect and recurrence rate are similar with TLIF. Therefore, PTED is an effective method for the treatment of upper lumbar disc herniation.


Diskectomy, percutaneous; Intervertebral disk displacement; Lumbar vertebrae; Spinal fusion; Treatment outcome

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