A brief history of endoscopic spine surgery

Albert E. Telfeian, Anand Veeravagu, Adetokunbo A. Oyelese, Ziya L. Gokaslan

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Abstract

Few neurosurgeons practicing today have had training in the field of endoscopic spine surgery during residency or fellowship. Nevertheless, over the past 40 years individual spine surgeons from around the world have worked to create a subfield of minimally invasive spine surgery that takes the point of visualization away from the surgeon's eye or the lens of a microscope and puts it directly at the point of spine pathology. What follows is an attempt to describe the story of how endoscopic spine surgery developed and to credit some of those who have been the biggest contributors to its development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalNeurosurgical Focus
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Endoscopic discectomy
  • Minimally invasive
  • Transforaminal approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Telfeian, A. E., Veeravagu, A., Oyelese, A. A., & Gokaslan, Z. L. (2016). A brief history of endoscopic spine surgery. Neurosurgical Focus, 40(2), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.3171/2015.11.FOCUS15429

A brief history of endoscopic spine surgery. / Telfeian, Albert E.; Veeravagu, Anand; Oyelese, Adetokunbo A.; Gokaslan, Ziya L.

In: Neurosurgical Focus, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2016, p. 1-5.

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Telfeian, AE, Veeravagu, A, Oyelese, AA & Gokaslan, ZL 2016, 'A brief history of endoscopic spine surgery', Neurosurgical Focus, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.3171/2015.11.FOCUS15429
Telfeian AE, Veeravagu A, Oyelese AA, Gokaslan ZL. A brief history of endoscopic spine surgery. Neurosurgical Focus. 2016;40(2):1-5. https://doi.org/10.3171/2015.11.FOCUS15429
Telfeian, Albert E. ; Veeravagu, Anand ; Oyelese, Adetokunbo A. ; Gokaslan, Ziya L. / A brief history of endoscopic spine surgery. In: Neurosurgical Focus. 2016 ; Vol. 40, No. 2. pp. 1-5.
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