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Most of the site will reflect the ongoing surgical activity of Prof. Munir Elias MD., PhD. with brief slides and weekly activity. For reference to the academic and theoretical part, you are welcome to visit  neurosurgery.tv

 

The patient  a lawyer came to the clinic 16-January 2006 complaining of agonizing left sciatica with severe weak planter and dorsiflexion left foot for one week. MRI performed the same day showed the above mentioned diagnosis.

The patient was operated: decompression of L4-5 with bilateral foraminotomy both L5 roots after inspection of the contained disc L4-5. Inspection of the L5-S1 disc revealed an extrusion with downward migration to the left S1 root.  The extrusion was removed and minimal cleaning of the disc space was performed from the left side.

Prompt postoperative recovery of the power of the left foot.

 

 

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