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New Issue Alert: Volume 16(1); March 2019
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Volume 16(1); March 2019http://www.e-neurospine.org

Dear Spine Surgeons and Researchers,

Neurospine has been indexed in Web of Science (ESCI) and Scopus.
The editorial board of Neurospine is proud to announce that Neurospine was indexed in ESCI on December 11, 2018 and in Scopus on March 19, 2019. In the ESCI and Scopus indices, Neurospine is included in the category of standard and premiere academic spine journals.

Articles published in Neurospine will be counted as measurable academic achievements in both the QS World University Ranking System (Scopus) and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (Web of Science). This indicates that publishing articles in Neurospine will be more competitive and will require rigorous standards of academic research and ethics.

Endoscopic Spine Surgery

The current issue (March 2019) is a special edition dedicated to new intellectual advances in endoscopic spine surgery.

The Neurospine editorial board organized this special issue, with an invited editorial team led by Dr. Jeffrey Wang (Los Angeles, USA) and Dr. Hyeun-Sung Kim (Seoul, Korea). In this special issue, Neurospine presents knowledge and experience regarding outstanding achievements in endoscopic spine surgery, a field that has revolutionized the principles of conventional spine surgery.

Endoscopic spine surgery has developed over several years, and many further developments are expected in its future. In a review article entitled “Evolution of Spinal Endoscopic Surgery,” Dr. Manyoung Kim categorizes and describes the history of endoscopic surgery organized by generation, and presents perspectives on the future of endoscopic spine surgery. It is predicted that spinal stenosis will have an important impact on quality of life in the future as the elderly population increases. Dr. Fujio Ito presents a method of resolving spinal stenosis through sequential and safe spinal endoscopy in a paper entitled “Step-by-Step Sublaminar Approach With a Newly-Designed Spinal Endoscope for Unilateral-Approach Bilateral Decompression in Spinal Stenosis.” In addition, Dr. Anthony Yeung presents a method to resolve spinal stenosis with a minimally invasive technique under local anesthesia in the article “Treatment of Soft Tissue and Bony Spinal Stenosis by a Visualized Endoscopic Transforaminal Technique Under Local Anesthesia.” A steep learning curve is needed to safely perform spinal endoscopic surgery for spinal stenosis. Dr. Chul-Woo Lee proposes a method to solve this problem in “Percutaneous Endoscopic Decompression in Lumbar Canal and Lateral Recess Stenosis – The Surgical Learning Curve.” The development of spinal endoscopy has also been adapted for spinal fusion, and Dr. Yoshinori Kyoh presents a method for safely performing lumbar interbody fusion in a paper entitled “Minimally Invasive Endoscopic-Assisted Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Technical Report and Preliminary Results.

Yoon Ha, MD, PhD
Editor in Chief, Neurospine

Shih-Huang Tai MD, PhD
Deputy Editor

Makoto Taniguchi MD, PhD
Deputy Editor

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Volume 16(1); Mar 2019
Table of Contents Alert
Editorials
The Successful Evolution of Endoscopic Spine Surgery: Coincidence or Human Spirit?
Chun-Kun Park
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.19edi.001
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Small is Beautiful, Less is Better
Gun Choi
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.19edi.002
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Introduction
Endoscopic Spinal Surgery (ESS): Prepare for a Happy 100-Year-Old!
Jeffrey C. Wang, Hyeun-Sung Kim
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.19int001
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Review Articles
Evolution of Spinal Endoscopic Surgery
Manyoung Kim, Hyeun-Sung Kim, Sung Woon Oh, Nitin Maruti Adsul, Ravindra Singh, Osama Nezar Kashlan, Jung Hoon Noh, Il Tae Jang, Seong Hoon Oh
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.1836322.161
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Endoscopic Lumbar Surgery: The State of the Art in 2019
Alexander J. Butler, Milad Alam, Kevin Wiley, Alexander Ghasem, Augustus J. Rush III, Jeffrey C. Wang
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.1938040.020
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A Review of Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques for the Management of Thoracic Disc Herniations
Sagar B. Sharma, Jin-Sung Kim
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.1938014.007
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Original Articles
Anatomical Relationship of the Vertebral Artery With the Lateral Recess: Clinical Importance for Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
Sung Woon Oh, Ravindra Singh, Nitin Maruti Adsul, Jung Hoon Noh, Jun Hwan Park, Hyeun-Sung Kim, Il-Tae Jang, Seong Hoon Oh
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.1836304.152
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Step-by-Step Sublaminar Approach With a Newly-Designed Spinal Endoscope for Unilateral-Approach Bilateral Decompression in Spinal Stenosis
Fujio Ito, Zenya Ito, Motohide Shibayama, Shu Nakamura, Minoru Yamada, Hideki Yoshimatu, Mikinobu Takeuchi, Kenzo Shimizu, Yasushi Miura
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.1836320.160
 
Treatment of Soft Tissue and Bony Spinal Stenosis by a Visualized Endoscopic Transforaminal Technique Under Local Anesthesia
Anthony Yeung, Andrew Roberts, Lifan Zhu, Lei Qi, Jun Zhang, Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.1938038.019
 
Percutaneous Endoscopic Decompression in Lumbar Canal and Lateral Recess Stenosis – The Surgical Learning Curve
Chul-Woo Lee, Kang-Jun Yoon, Sung-Won Kim
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.1938048.024
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Minimally Invasive Endoscopic-Assisted Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Technical Report and Preliminary Results
Yoshinori Kyoh
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.1938024.012
 
The Concept for A Standalone Lordotic Endoscopic Wedge Lumbar Interbody Fusion: The LEW-LIF
Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski, Nicholas A. Ransom, Jorge Felipe Ramírez León, Anthony Yeung
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.1938046.023
 
The Role of Full-Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy in Surgical Treatment of Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Health-Related Quality of Life Approach
Stylianos Kapetanakis, Nikolaos Gkantsinikoudis, Georgios Charitoudis
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.1836334.167
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Preoperative Design for the Posterolateral Approach in Full-Endoscopic Spine Surgery for the Treatment of L5/S1 Lumbar Disc Herniation
Muneyoshi Fujita, Hirotaka Kawano, Tomoaki Kitagawa, Hiroki Iwai, Yuichi Takano, Hirohiko Inanami, Hisashi Koga
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.1836316.158
 
Does Preservation of Ligamentum Flavum in Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Interlaminar Discectomy Improve Clinical Outcomes?
Urim Lee, Chi Heon Kim, Calvin C. Kuo, Yunhee Choi, Sung Bae Park, Seung Heon Yang, Chang-Hyun Lee, Kyoung-Tae Kim, Chun Kee Chung
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.1938008.004
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A Pilot Study of Percutaneous Interlaminar Endoscopic Lumbar Sequestrectomy: A Modern Strategy to Tackle Medically-Refractory Radiculopathies and Restore Spinal Function
Stefano Maria Priola, Mario Ganau, Giovanni Raffa, Antonino Scibilia, Faisal Farrash, Antonino Germanò
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.1836210.105
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Endoscopic Treatment of Extraforaminal Entrapment of L5 Nerve Root (Far Out Syndrome) by Unilateral Biportal Endoscopic Approach: Technical Report and Preliminary Clinical Results
Dong Hwa Heo, Sagar Sharma, Choon Keun Park
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.1938026.013
 
Technical Notes
Biportal Endoscopic Spinal Surgery for Bilateral Lumbar Foraminal Decompression by Switching Surgeon’s Position and Primary 2 Portals: A Report of 2 Cases With Technical Note
Kwan-Su Song, Chul-Woo Lee, Jae-Gon Moon
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.1836330.165
 
Percutaneous Endoscopic Thoracic Discectomy in the Upper and Midthoracic Spine: A Technical Note
Junseok Bae, Sourabh Chachan, Sang-Ha Shin, Sang-Ho Lee
DOI: http://doi.org/10.14245/ns.1836260.130
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