OUTCOME OF MANAGEMENT OF PROLAPSED LUMBAR INTERVERTEBRAL DISC (PLID) BY LAMINOTOMY AND DISCECTOMY
Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman*, Dr. Md. Shahidul Islam Akon, Dr. Md. Noor Islam, Dr. Mohammad Kamal Hossain, Dr. Md. Nazmul Huda, Dr. Md. Harun-Or-Rashid and Dr. Md. Ashik Salauddin
Background: Lumbar intervertebral disc prolapse is a common problem that is encountered by spinal surgeon. Medical treatment is usually the first line on management. Surgical approaches are preserved to cases with failure of conservative treatment or those with overt neurological deficits. There is no uniform agreement among surgeons about the optimal treatment. Objective: To evaluate the results of laminotomy and discectomy for the treatment of prolapsed lumbar intervertebral disc (PLID). Materials and Methods: This is a prospective observational study was conducted for two years at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka between July 2016 to June 2018 with total number of twenty of prolapsed lumbar intervertebral disc (PLID) patients who underwent lumbar decompression by laminotomy and discectomy. Regular follow up was done for each patients at least 6 months after operation to assess the functional outcome by Macnab criteria, VAS and ODI. Results: The mean±SD age was 42.59±8.17 years, range 32-60 years, 79% male and 21% female patients. Maximum number of 48% of patients were in the age group between of 31 to 40 years. Majority (69%) of patients had disc prolapse at level L4/5 followed by 17.2% at L5/S1 level. Outcome, according to modified Macnab criteria, 79.3% of patients had excellent result, 13.8% good and 6.9% fair and no patient had poor outcome. Conclusion: This is study showed favorable outcome following laminotomy and discectomy for lumber disc prolapse.
Keywords: Prolapsed lumbar, laminotomy, discectomy.
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