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2019 Oct

World Neurosurg


Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar foraminotomy for foraminal stenosis with post-laminectomy syndrome in geriatric patients.


Post-laminectomy syndrome (PLS) or failed back surgery syndrome is a condition characterized by persistent pain following a back surgery. Degenerative processes may result in foraminal stenosis development over time, even after a successful surgery. Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar foraminotomy (PELF) offers a minimally invasive means of treating foraminal stenosis after a back surgery. The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of PELF for foraminal stenosis with PLS in geriatric patients.