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Theodore G Obenchain: Method of performing laparoscopic lumbar discectomy. Jerry R Seiler, March 23, 1993: US05195541 (354 worldwide citation)

A discectomy apparatus comprises an elongated sleeve member having receiving means therein for an endoscope, receiving means for securing and suction and irrigation channel means, all secured and extending along the interior length of the sleeve. The apparatus is especially suitable for performing a ...


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Theodore G Obenchain: Method of performing laparoscopic lumbar discectomy. Jerry R Seiler, May 24, 1994: US05313962 (305 worldwide citation)

In one method for performing a laparoscopic lumbar discectomy an incision is created in the abdominal wall of a patient. The peritoneal lining is dissected from the abdominal wall while relocating the peritoneal lining toward the midline of the abdomen to create an expanded retroperitoneal space. A ...