Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy in a nine-year-old patient with sciatica: case report, technical note and overview of the literature

P. S. Gadjradj*, B. S. Harhangi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2343-2346
Number of pages4
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume37
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2021

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