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2021 May 13

Int J Spine Surg

Comparison of Transthecal Approach With Traditional Conservative Approach for Primary Closure After Incidental Durotomy in Anterior Lumbar Tear.


Shahmohammadi M R, Hajimohammadebrahim-Ketabforoush M, Behnaz F, Keykhosravi E, Zandpazandi S
Int J Spine Surg. 2021 May 13.
PMID: 33985999.


Incidental durotomies (IDs) are frequent complications of spinal surgeries which are mostly posterior or lateral. Anterior IDs are rare; however, they may lead to severe complications. We compared the transthecal approach with the conservative approach for primary closure after durotomy in anterior lumbar dural tear to assess the efficacy of these approaches to decrease postsurgical complications and clinical outcomes.