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This article is from Asian Spine Journal, volume 8.AbstractStudy Design: Retrospective analysis. Purposes: To introduce the mini-open lateral approach for the anterior lumbar interbody fusion ALIF, and to investigate the advantages, technical pitfalls and complications by providing basic knowledge on extreme lateral interbody fusion XLIF or direct lumbar interbody fusion DLIF. Overview of Literature: Recently, minimally invasive lateral approach for the lumbar spine is revived and receiving popularity under the name of XLIF or DLIF by modification of mini-open method when using the sequential tubular dilator and special expandable retractor system. Methods: Seventy-four patients who underwent surgery by the mini-open lateral approach from September 2000 to April 2008 with various disease entities were included. Blood losses, operation times, incision sizes, postoperative time to mobilization, length of hospital stays, technical problems and complications were all analyzed. Results: The blood losses and operation times of patients who underwent simple ALIF were 61.2 mL and 86 minutes for one level, 107 mL and 106 minutes for two levels, 250 mL and 142.8 minutes for three levels, and 400 mL and 190 minutes for four levels of fusion. The incision sizes were on average 4.5 cm for one level, 6.3 cm for two levels, 8.5 cm for three levels and 10.0 cm for four levels of fusion. The complications were retroperitoneal hematoma 2 cases, pneumonia 1 case and transient lumbosacral plexus palsy 3 cases. Conclusions: Trials of mini-open lateral approach would be helpful before the trial of XLIF or DLIF. However, special attention is required for complications such as transient lumbosacral plexus palsy.



Author: Lee, Chong-Suh; Chung, Sung-Soo; Pae, Young-Ryeol; Park, Se-Jun

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