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2021 Dec 07

World Neurosurg

Efficacy and Complications of Unilateral Biportal Endoscopic Spinal Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review.


Liang J, Lian L, Liang S, Zhao H, Shu G, Chao J, Yuan C, Zhai M
World Neurosurg. 2021 Dec 07.
PMID: 34890849.


As an emerging minimally invasive endoscopic technique, unilateral biportal endoscopic spinal surgery (UBE) has the advantages of flexibility, a wide and clear field of view, and less soft tissue damage. However, there is insufficient clinical evidence and controversy regarding UBE for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). This meta-analysis investigated the clinical efficacy and complications of UBE for the treatment of LSS.