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07-JULY-2011 JAMAL HASAN MAHMUD JABER 67 YEARS
LUMBAR CANAL STENOSIS L3-4, L4-5 WITH EXTRUDED DISC L4-5 LEFT SIDE.
patient was operated by me for PCD C3-4
27-July-2004 and did well. The patient then came
05-June-2008 complaining of LBP with
manifestation of lumbar canal stenosis and was
advised to undergo surgery, but he escaped. The
patient then came 02-July-2011 complaining of
left sciatica for 6 days after exposure to cold.
He could walk 1 Km, not limping with mild
scoliotic stance with intact sensation and power
both feet. The patient was given medications.
The patient then 06-July-2011 claimed that his
sciatica became agonizing and medication not
spine done 06-July-2011 showing extruded disc
L4-5 left side with severe lumbar canal stenosis
at L3-4 and L4-5.
examination: the patient was unable to stand and
weak dorsiflexion left foot 4/5 was noted.
Decompressive laminectomy L4
and partial of L3 and 5 with foraminotomy of
left L5 root was achieved. The extruded disc was
removed from the left and bilateral cleaning of
the disc pace of L4-5 was achieved.
closure of the wound. Smooth postoperative
recovery with normalization of the power of the
left foot with disappearance of left
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The estimated postoperative recurrence rate is
around 7% because the disc space of L4-5 still
The patient was afraid of surgery, but the
agonizing pain pushed him to this kind of
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Notice: Head injuries and very urgent surgeries are also
escaped from the plan .