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14-JANUARY-2012 AYMAN JEBREEL HANEESH 25 YEARS
EXTRUDED DISC L4-5 WITH LEFT FORAMINAL OCCLUSION.
patient , a Libyan citizen through the Majlis
Al-Intikaly, came to the clinic 07-January-2012
complaining of LBP with agonizing left sciatica
after falling down from a moving car
examination, the patient is limping with
exaggerated scoliotic stance. SLRS was 70
degrees with pain in the left. There is weak
dorsi and planterflexion left foot 4/5. There is
hypalgesia left L5 and S1 roots.
lumbar spine done 31-December-2011
showing extruded disc L4-5 with left foraminal
occlusion and downward migration.
Left L5 foraminotomy
with partial flavotomy L4-5. The compressed root
and surrounding dura are lacking the epidural
fat. The extruded disc material was removed
lateral to the axilla and meticulous cleaning of
L4-5 was performed from the left.
closure of the wounds. Smooth postoperative
recovery with improvement of the power of the
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The patient still having estimated postoperative
recurrence rate more than 7%, because the disc
space height still high.
Notice: Not all operative activities
can be recorded due to lack of time.
Notice: Head injuries and very urgent surgeries are also
escaped from the plan .