Topic: Percutaneous endoscopic system for spinal diseases

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A special issue of Mini-invasive Surgery  (Online ISSN:2574-1225).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 7 May 2017

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Guest Editor(s)

  • Hisashi Koga, MD, PhD
    Department of Orthopaedics, Iwai Orthopaedic Medical Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
    His research interest focuses on endoscopic spinal surgery and minimally invasive spinal surgery. He has authored 8 articles on his research field in recent 3 years. He also obtained research grant from Humboldt foundation.


  • Dr. Kyongsong Kim
    Department of Neurosurgery, Chiba Hokuso Hospital, Nippon Medical School, Japan.

  • Dr. Manabu Sasaki
    Department of Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery, Iseikai Hospital, Osaka, Japan.

Special Issue Introduction:

Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) was firstly established for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation. Because of its minimally invasiveness, PELD has also been applied to other spinal diseases, such as spinal canal stenosis and cervical radiculopathy. On the basis of this, highly sophisticated operative skills are required when operating PELD. Therefore, we have to establish the training system of PELD to guarantee the safety of operations. In this special issue, we provided not only technical aspects of PELD, but also essential anatomical knowledge, knowledge for the appropriate operative indication, and the training system. We hope this special issue can help to facilitate the introduction and the safely disseminating of PELD.


Minimally invasive spinal surgery, percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy, laminectomy, lumbar disc herniation, spinal canal stenosis, training system

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  • Training system of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy in China

    De-Hong Yang
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:106-8. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.16
    Published on: 30 Sep 2017  | Viewed:1259  | Downloaded:72
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  • Establishment of the Japanese training system for percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy: from the stand point of neurosurgery

    Junichi Mizuno
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:103-5. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.13
    Published on: 30 Sep 2017  | Viewed:1129  | Downloaded:100
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  • Anatomical relationship between Kambin’s triangle and exiting nerve root

    Masataka Sakane
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:99-102. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.19
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  • Posterolateral percutaneous endoscopic discectomy with free-running electromyography monitoring under general anesthesia

    Yoshihiro Kitahama , Genichiro Matsui , Manabu Minami , Taigo Kawaoka , Kimimichi Otome , Masato Nakamura
    Aim: Posterolateral percutaneous endoscopic discectomy (PLPED) is commonly performed under local anesthesia, but patients and surgeons are concerned about intraoperative uncontrolled pain. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of the PLPED under general anesthesia with free-running electromyography (EMG) monitoring. Methods: The clinical outcomes of consecutive 48 cases of lumbar... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:109-14. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.11
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  • Minimal laminectomy using the interlaminar approach for percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy

    Hisashi Koga , Hirohiko Inanami
    Aim: To evaluate the application of laminectomy using the interlaminar approach (ILA) for percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD). Methods: Minimal laminectomy using the ILA for PELD was performed in 13 patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH). The width of the interlaminar space, shape of the caudal margin of the upper vertebral laminae (CM-UVL), LDH size, and caudal migration grade... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:56-62. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.04
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  • Common diseases mimicking lumbar disc herniation and their treatment

    Kyongsong Kim , Toyohiko Isu , Daijiro Morimoto , Naotaka Iwamoto , Rinko Kokubo , Juntaro Matsumoto , Takao Kitamura , Atsushi Sugawara , Akio Morita
    Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a common disease characterized by leg pain, numbness, and low back pain, which are also encountered in peripheral nerve and paralumbar spine disease. This study describes other diseases with symptoms similar to LDH. Patients with paralumbar spine diseases such as superior cluneal nerve entrapment neuropathy (NEN), gluteus medius muscle pain, piriformis syndrome,... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:43-51. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.05
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  • Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar laminectomy

    Yukoh Ohara , Sumito Shimizu , Junichi Mizuno
    Aim: Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar laminectomy or laminotomy (PELL) is a minimally invasive surgical technique to treat lumbar canal stenosis. The procedure is undertaken using a single port endoscope, as with percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PED). PED has become popular with spinal surgeons in Japan as a suitable surgery for lumbar disc herniation patients. Because PED has the... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:74-80. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.08
    Published on: 30 Jun 2017  | Viewed:4185  | Downloaded:168
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  • Outcomes of full-endoscopic posterior cervical foraminotomy for cervical radiculopathy caused by bony stenosis of the intervertebral foramen

    Kazuo Ohmori , Koichiro Ono , Takeshi Hori
    Aim: Full-endoscopic posterior cervical foraminotomy (FPCF) has been utilized to treat cervical lateral disc herniation and provided good surgical outcomes. The authors examined the superiority of FPCF in patients with spondylotic foraminal stenosis. Methods: Fifty-nine cases of FPCF were evaluated. Of the 59 patients, 34 had lateral disc herniation (group H) and 25 had spondylotic foraminal... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:63-8. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.10
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  • Preface of the special issue on "Percutaneous endoscopic system for spinal diseases"

    Hisashi Koga
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:41-2. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.14
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  • Percutaneous endoscopic cervical laminectomy

    Yasuhiko Nishimura
    Aim: This study aimed to document the use of percutaneous endoscopic cervical laminectomy (PECL) and the treatment results. Methods: Eleven patients with a limited cervical spinal canal stenosis were indicated for the surgery. Under general anesthesia, the interlaminar space between the affected vertebrae was approached from 5 mm outside the midline. Laminectomy was performed using a 2.5-mm or... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:69-73. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.09
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  • Endoscopic surgical skill qualification and educational system of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association

    Akira Dezawa
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:52-5. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.15
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