Table 2

Perioperative data of the initial surgery carried out in 11 patients with giant pseudomeningoceles

Characteristics

N = 11


Indication of Initial Operation: N (%)

HIVD

8 (73%)

Recurrent HIVD

1 (9%)

Spondylolisthesis with Spinal Stenosis

2 (18%)

Level of Lesion: N (%)

Cervical Spine

2 (18%)

Lumbar Spine

9 (82%)

Initial Operation: N (%)

Laminotomy/Laminectomy + Discectomy

9 (82%)

Laminectomy + P-L fusion + TPS Fixation

2 (18%).

Dural Tear: N (%)

11 (100%)


N = number of patients

HIVD = herniated intervertebral disc

P-L fusion = posterolateral fusion

TPS = transpedicular screw.

Weng et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:53   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-53

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