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Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Fixation for the Treatment of Postoperative Pyogenic Spondylodiscitis.
Sang Keun Koo, Byeong Wook Hwang, Sang Ho Lee
1Department of Neurosurgery, Busan Wooridul Spine Hospital, Busan, Korea. busan@wooridul.co.kr
2Department of Neurosurgery, Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Deep wound infection is a serious surgical complication. The majority of patients with pyogenic spondylodiscitis can be treated non-surgically with antibiotics and immobilization. However, although surgical management of pyogenic spondylodiscitis continues to evolve, no consensus has yet been reached regarding the best surgical approaches and techniques. Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) followed by percutaneous pedicle screw fixation (PPF) is an effective surgical option for treating postoperative pyogenic spondylodiscitis (PPS). In this report, we describe a case of PPS in a 64-year-old man who underwent ALIF with PPF.
Keywords: Pyogenic spondylodiscitis;Anterior lumbar interbody fusion;Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation;Lumbar spine


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