Mr. I. H.* is a 61 year old male CT scan technician with a 6 month
history of lower back and bilateral leg pain experienced mostly on
changing from a seated position to standing. An MRI scan demonstrated an
ovoid "enhancing" mass at the L1 (Lumbar) level.
The LEFT-SIDED surgical approach consisted of a MINIMALLY INVASIVE
MICROSURGICAL BILATERAL INFERIOR T12, COMPLETE L1 AND SUPERIOR L2
LAMINECTOMY using a UNILATERAL TECHNIQUE. A COMPLETE RESECTION OF THE
LARGE INTRADURAL NEUROFIBROMA THAT WAS EMBEDDED WITHIN THE NERVE ROOTS
OF THE CAUDA EQUINA WAS CARRIED OUT.
The patient was mobilized within a short period of time
post-operatively and went home on the fourth post-operative day. He does
not have any detectable neurological deficit.
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