In the surgical video the Brazilian patient is awake during the surgery and speaks with the interpreter Prof. Giorgio Charissiadis (Adjunct Professor at the University of Macerata) who describes the surgical steps. The minimally invasive surgical technique is performed under local anesthesia and involves an incision of the skin of a couple of centimeters, as can be seen in the monitor of the surgical microscope. The surgical microscope is used in the central part of the surgery in which the microsurgical technique is applied for the section of the filum terminale.
OVERVIEW VIDEO: interview on the "Buongiorno Regione Emilia Romagna" program of RAI3 on November 21st 2017 on the scientific publication concerning the minimally invasive technique of extradural filum terminal section under local anesthesia.
The microsurgical technique for minimally invasive surgery, under local anesthesia, of Extradural Filum Terminale sectioning is used by us since 2010 and was published, for the first time in the world, in a scientific journal in 2018, precisely in the American magazine Operative Neurosurgery.
After the publication, in 2013, of the scientific work of the Japanese colleagues of the University of Hiroshima on lumbar MRI in a prone position for the instrumental support for the clinical diagnosis of the occult tethered cord, we adopted, from 2014, a cutting-edge protocol with the aforementioned lumbar MRI in a prone position and with our minimally invasive surgical technique.
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