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Lumbar Spine Surgery with Resulting Dural Tear Requiring Additional Repairs
Lumbar Spine Surgery with Resulting Dural Tear Requiring Additional Repairs

This stock medical illustration features comparative images of a right lumbar spinal nerve which was damaged during surgery. Images include the following: 1. Overview of the Posterior lumbo-sacral cauda equina and spinal nerves. 2. Normal L5 nerve root anatomy. 3. Intra-operative condition showing excessive traction and resulting dural tear. 4. Subsequent condition with missing dura and scar tissue. 5. Surgical repair with dural patch.

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Last Updated: Mar 5th, 2020

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