Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2018 , Vol 28 , Num 2
New Trend in the Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Disc Disease; Endoscopic Surgery
1Sincan Devlet Hastanesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
2Okan Üniversitesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
Lumbar disc disease is a common health problem in the community. Surgical treatment of lumbar disc disease is one of the most common surgical procedures in neurosurgery. Nowadays microsurgery is accepted as the gold standard method for surgical treatment of lumbar disc disease. On the other hand, daily developing endoscopic methods have become one of the promising surgical methods in recent years. The results of this technique, and the efficiency and safety have been discussed with many studies. On the other hand, long learning processes and disadvantages of endoscopic methods are also mentioned. The purposes of this article are to mention the development of endoscopic surgical techniques with the advantages, disadvantages and current status and to discuss the outcome of endoscopic lumbar surgery. Anahtar Kelimeler : Discectomy, Endoscopic surgery, Lumbar disc disease