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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 108-110

Removal of lumber spine foreign body using minimal access system with navigation

Department of Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institution, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Gmaan A Alzhrani
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DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.145160

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Removal of a foreign body from the spine is often time a surgical challenge. Recent developments in computer-assisted surgery (CAS) have brought major improvements into the operating room. Most Medical procedures nowadays take advantage of the minimal invasiveness, precision, velocity and interactivity provided by the computer-assisted systems. Minimally invasive techniques (MIT) like microscopy, stereotaxy, endoscopy and neuronavigation facilitate the procedures improve neurosurgical results and reduce operative complications. In this technical report we used minimal access system with navigation to remove a broken spinal needle at L4-L5 level from an asymptomatic lady post delivery using a custom-made navigation-mounted pituitary rongeur.

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