This is a case report of a 24-year-old patient who underwent percutaneous discatomy at L5-S1 for relief of lower back pain. Postoperatively, new-onset acute right lumbar radicular syndrome developed and the postoperative MRI scan confirmed a far lateral extraforaminal disc hermiston at L5-S1 with compression of the right nerve. This corresponded to the nucleotomy site of the probe. This case report emphasizes that all physicians who treat herniated nucleus pulposus should be well versed in all aspects of treatment including complications.
- Automated percutaneous discectomy
- Herniated nucleus pulposus
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Clinical Neurology