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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1986;3(1):171-177.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1986.3.1.171    Published online December 31, 1986.
Clinical Analysis of Chemonucleolysis for Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation.
Jowa Hyuk Ihm, Seung Chan Baek, Sam Kyu Ko, Yong Chul Chi, Byung Yeran Choi, Choong Bae Moon, Soo Ho Cho
Abstract
During last 48 months, in our department 5 patients with single or multiple herniated lumbar discs have received chemonucleolysis. Forty-one of r51 cases have single level herniation and remaining cases have multiple level. Age distribution were from 19 to 59 years old. Over 4 months (longest case: 18 months) follow up revealed as follows: 40 cases (78%) revealed excellent results: 4 cases (7.8%) received discectomy 3-6 months after chemonucleolysis because of recurred symptoms: no anaphylaxis and no major complications were noted.


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