A systematic review of percutaneous endoscopic laser discectomy (update and reappraisal)

Boult M, Jones N
Record ID 31999008603
Authors' objectives:

To assess the literature relating to the surgical procedure percutaneous endoscopic laser discectomy and compare it to literature reviews of the gold standard procedure open discectomy. Recommendations about the safety and efficacy of this new, minimally invasive spinal surgery will then be made.

Authors' recomendations: This review found that the safety and/or efficacy of the procedure cannot be determined at the present time due to an incomplete and/or poor quality evidence-base. The procedure should only be used with caution and it is also recommended that further research be conducted to establish safety and/or efficacy.
Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2000
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Diskectomy
  • Laser Therapy
Organisation Name: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures-Surgical
Contact Address: ASERNIP-S PO Box 553, Stepney SA 5069 Australia Tel: +61 8 8363 7513; Fax: +61 8 8362 2077;
Contact Name: college.asernip@surgeons.org
Contact Email: college.asernip@surgeons.org
Copyright: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical
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