Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy (PTED) is an alternative procedure to open microdiscectomy (OM) to treat sciatica caused by lumbar disk herniation. Even though robust evidence comparing PTED with OM is lacking, PTED is becoming increasingly popular to treat spinal disorders. In this technical report, the surgical technique and outcomes of PTED in a 9-year-old patient are described. Furthermore, an overview of the literature on full-endoscopic techniques to treat sciatica is given, showing that PTED is feasible, safe and effective to treat lumbar disk herniation in the pediatric population.
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