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05-MAY-2012  FATMEH FAYYAD AL-LAWZY  55 YEARS SEVERE LUMBAR CANAL STENOSIS L3-4, L4-5.

 

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The patient  came to the clinic 25-April-2012 complaining of numbness both feet for 5 years with intermittent claudication and inability to walk more than 50 meters. The condition is deteriorating and having LBP with bilateral sciatica. MRI lumbar spine performed 09-January-2009 showing severe stenosis L3-4 and L4-5.

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On examination, the patient is limping with exaggerated scoliotic stance with SLRS 70 degrees with pain in the right side. There is weak dorsi and planterflexion both feet 4/5. The right KJ and left AJ are absent. The pedis dorsalis and femoral pulses were impalpable.

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The patient was sent for new MRI lumbar spine and CT-angio of the aorto-ilio-femural arteries. They were performed 27-April-2012 showing good filling of all arteries, except the pedis dorsalis and severe stenosis L3-4 and L4-5.

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Decompressive laminectomy L3,4 and upper half of L5. Flavotomy L2-3 and foraminotomy L4, L5 roots both sides. The epidural fat was missing all over. No signs of instability. The disc structures were acceptable, not violated. The roots hanging free.

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Routine closure of the wound. Smooth postoperative recovery. The power of the feet normalized.

 

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The patient has lumbar canal stenosis of a progressive course. Surgical decompression is the only solution in this case.

 

 


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