Lumbar unilateral laminotomy for bilateral decompression in lumbar spinal stenosis

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Amin Sabry
Wael Zakarya
Amr Farid Khalil

Abstract

Background: Multiple surgical approaches are existing for the management of lumbar canal stenosis.


Objective: This study was conducted to assess the outcomes of unilateral laminotomy with bilateral decompression in such cases.


Patients and methods: This prospective study was conducted at Mansoura University Hospitals, and we included a total of 12 cases with lumbar canal stenosis. All cases underwent unilateral laminotomy with bilateral canal decompression during the period between July 2017 and July 2018. Post-operative outcomes included ODI, and VAS score for both leg and back pain.


Results: The age of the cases ranged between 38 and 62 years. We included 7 males and 5 females. ODI, lower extremity, and back pain showed a significant decrease after the operation (p < 0.05).


Conclusion:    Unilateral laminotomy with bilateral canal decompression is a safe and feasible approach to managing LSS. Excellent outcomes are expected regarding leg pain and quality of life, while slight improvement is anticipated regarding low back pain.

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Sabry, A., Zakarya, W., & Khalil, A. (2020). Lumbar unilateral laminotomy for bilateral decompression in lumbar spinal stenosis. Romanian Neurosurgery, 34(1), 135-140. Retrieved from https://www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/roneurosurgery/article/view/1355
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Amin Sabry

Neurosurgery Department, Mansoura University, Egypt

Wael Zakarya

Neurosurgery Department, Mansoura University, Egypt

Amr Farid Khalil

Neurosurgery Department, Mansoura University, Egypt