Minimally invasive anterior contralateral approach for the treatment of cervical disc herniation

Aydin Y., Kaya R., Can S., Turkmenoglu O., Cavusoglu H., Ziyal I.

SURGICAL NEUROLOGY, cilt.63, sa.3, ss.210-219, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 63 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.surneu.2004.07.001
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.210-219


Background: During the practice of ipsilateral approach to the offending lesion in anterior simple discectomy, the authors realized that it achieves better surgical exposure of the opposite foraminal area. In addition, it was also realized that routine procedures for better visualization of the foraminal area, such as stripping longus colli muscles, further excising of the anterior longitudinal ligament, or using a spreader, which cause more invasive surgery during the standard anterior approach, are not necessary because the contralateral approach already achieves sufficient exposure of the target foraminal area.