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2022 Nov 26

World J Clin Cases



Segmental artery injury during transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy: Two case reports.


Cho W-J, Kim K-W, Park H-Y, Kim B-H, Lee J-S
World J Clin Cases. 2022 Nov 26; 10(33):12345-12351.
PMID: 36483795.


Since Kambin experimentally induced arthroscopy to treat herniated nucleus pulposus, percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) has been developed. The branch of the segmental artery around the neural foramen may be damaged during PELD using the transforaminal approach. We report 2 rare cases in which segmental artery injury that occurred during PELD was treated with emergency embolization.