Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 5

Uniportal Interlaminar Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery for Lumbar Facetal Cyst

Forshing Lui1*, Ning Zhong2, Kaho Wong3, Stella Knowlton1, Jessa Alcaide1 and Michael Ysit1

1Clinical Spine Fellow, Department of Spine Surgery Asian Spine Hospital, Hyderabad, India
2Senior Neurosurgeon and Chief of Spine Surgery, Department of Spine Surgery Asian Spine Hospital, Hyderabad, India
3Consultant Spine Surgeon, Department of Spine Surgery Asian Spine Hospital, Hyderabad, India
4Associate Consultant Spine Surgeon, Department of Spine Surgery Asian Spine Hospital, Hyderabad, India

*Corresponding Author: Sukumar Sura, Senior Neurosurgeon and Chief of Spine Surgery, Department of Spine Surgery Asian Spine Hospital, Hyderabad, India.

Received: March 01, 2024; Published: April 23, 2024


Objective: The purpose of this study is to share our experience in management of symptomatic lumbar facet cyst with uniportal interlaminar full endoscopic spine surgery technique.

Materials and Methods: Full endoscopic spine surgery through uniportal interlaminar approach was performed in 6 consecutive patients with lumbar facet cysts between 2020 and 2023 at our tertiary care centre. Demographic and clinical details were noted and functional assessment was done using VAS and MODI scores.

Results: Out of 6 patients, 3 were males and 3 were female. Mean age was 54 years and mean follow up period was 2 years. Mean surgical time was 90 minutes and there were no perioperative complications. The VAS score for leg pain improved from a preoperative mean score of 8.3 to a postoperative mean score of 1 and MODI score improved from a preoperative mean of 68% to postoperative mean of 6%. None of the patients had recurrence or required any additional revision surgeries.

Conclusion: Uniportal interlaminar full endoscopic spine surgery is a safe and effective surgical technique for treating lumbar facet cyst. It is a truly minimally invasive, causing minimal damage to lamina, facet joint and other stabilizing structures of the spine thereby reducing the risk of iantrogenic instability and recurrence while maximizing functional outcomes, facilitating early mobilization and an early return to work.

 Keywords: Lumbar Cyst; Facet Cyst; Endoscopic Spine Surgery; Uniportal; Interlaminar Approach; Surgical Technique


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Citation: Sukumar Sura., et al. “Uniportal Interlaminar Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery for Lumbar Facetal Cyst”. Acta Scientific Neurology 7.5 (2024): 28-32.


Copyright: © 2024 Sukumar Sura., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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