Lateral Route


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Lateral Route

 

lateral roads, railroads, highways, or dirt roads in a front zone that run parallel to the line of the front. Lateral routes are used for maneuvering with troops and matériel.

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A thorough discectomy was performed through lateral route under direct vision until contralateral annulus could be observed, however, leaving posterior annulus intact.
With respect to LLIF, after placement of a large fusion cage by lateral route, disc height, canal, and foraminal area of surgical segment can increase greatly when compared with preoperation, and supplementary posterior pedicle screw instrumentation is able to afford a greater increase in disc height and foraminal area [9, 16, 17].
In this study, for five operated levels requiring no additional MECD, it indicates that thickening ligamentum flavum is buckled and can be restored following cage implantation via lateral route, thus promising favorable indirect decompression effect, while for three remaining levels thickening ligamentum flavum can not be restored effectively possibly due to its excessive hypertrophy or inserted cage with inappropriate height, so that limited indirect decompression does not guarantee adequacy of canal decompression.