Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery, vol.29, no.2, pp.125-128, 2018 (Other Refereed National Journals)
Objective: The aim of the study is to analyse the lumbar discectomy operations in one year.
Materials and Method: We inspected 240 patients who were operated for lumbar disc herniation between January-2017 and January-2018 at Özel Aile Hospital Neurosurgery Clinic. The parameters that evaluated are the level of discopathy, side of the disc herniation, recurrent or first operation and type of surgery.
Results: A total of 240 patients were included in the analyses. Mean age of the patients was 48±12,8 years, and M/F was 134/106 (55.8 % vs. 44.2 %). Most frequent levels of operation were L4-5 (n=128, 53.3 %), L5-S1 (n=64; 26.7 %), and L3-4 (n=18, 7.5 %). About 53.3 % of cases had operation on the left side, 44.2 % had on the right side, and 2.5% had bilateral operation. First-time operation was present in 90.4 %, and 6.3 % had operation for recurrent disease. Majority of the patients (n=209, 87.1 %) had microdiscectomy operation.
Conclusions: Lumbar microdiscectomy is the gold standart and most preferred surgical treatment modality on herniated lumbar degenerative disc diseases.