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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 239-242

Surgical treatment of bilateral nondisplaced isthmic lysis by interlaminar fixation device


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Center of Soyaux, Soyaux, France
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Center of Rottal-Inn, Bavaria, Germany

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Keyvan Mostofi
Department of Neurosurgery, Centre Clinical de Soyaux, Soyaux
France
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcvjs.JCVJS_78_17

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Study Design: Spondylolysis is a defect in the portion of pars interarticularis. The latter affects approximately 6% of the population. It is caused by repetitive trauma in hyperextension. Low back pain is the most common symptom. Methods: We implanted interspinous process devices in 12 patients with isthmic lysis without spondylolisthesis for low back pain. The purpose of the surgery was to conduct a minimally invasive procedure. Results: In eight cases, patients became asymptomatic. In two cases, there has been a considerable improvement. In two cases, no change had been noted. Conclusion: This good result motivates us to consider this approach a part of therapeutic arsenal for some cases of spondylolysis.


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