percutaneous diskectomy

percutaneous diskectomy

Neurosurgery A form of diskectomy for managing lumbar disk prolapse Outcomes 67% relief of leg pain vs 98% pain relief for standard laminotomy-diskectomy; PD is confined to situations in which disk herniation is contained and neural compression is not produced by a free fragment of bone. Cf Microsurgical diskectomy.
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This year, the DATTA program is reevaluating autologous bone marrow transplantation, percutaneous diskectomy, and transrectal ultrasound of the prostate.

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