10 September 2004 CT-guided Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression (PLDD): prospective clinical outcome
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Proceedings Volume 5610, Laser Florence 2003: A Window on the Laser Medicine World; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.584332
Event: Laser Florence 2003: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, 2003, Florence, Italy
Abstract
Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression (PLDD) is a minimal invasive and effective treatment for contained lumbar disc hernias with correspondent radicular pain. This prospective study evaluates clinical efficacy of patients treated with PLDD under CT-fluoroscopic guidance. An independent observer assessed clinical outcome in a series of 40 consecutive patients at a mean follow-up of 7.5 months after treatment. According to Mac Nab criteria, 80% of patients experienced a good response to PLDD, 12.5% a fair response and 7.5% a poor response. 37 patients (92.5%) were back at work after 3 weeks. This technique could represent an alternative and secure treatment to conventional surgery for contained disc hernias.
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Hugues G. Brat, Hugues G. Brat, Tarik Bouziane, Tarik Bouziane, Jean Lambert, Jean Lambert, Luisa Divano, Luisa Divano, } "CT-guided Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression (PLDD): prospective clinical outcome", Proc. SPIE 5610, Laser Florence 2003: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (10 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.584332; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.584332
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