Lateral lumbar disc herniations

Stephen E. Faust, Thomas B. Ducker, Julia Ann VanHassent

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True far lateral (extraforaminal) lumbar disc herniations are not rare. Diagnosis can be strongly suspected when high or mid-lumbar radiculopathies present clinically; diagnosis can be confirmed by computerized tomography and/ or magnetic resonance imaging. When operative treatment is required, the off- midline paramedian exposure with little or no bone removal is the indicated procedure, produces little morbidity, and causes practically no low back disability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-103
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of spinal disorders
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1992


  • Far lateral disc herniation
  • Wiltse approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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