Inhibition of epidural scar tissue formation after spinal surgery: External irradiation vs. spinal membrane application


Bora H., Aykol S., Akyurek N., Akmansu M., Ataoglu O.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, cilt.51, sa.2, ss.507-513, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 51 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0360-3016(01)01647-9
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.507-513

Özet

Purpose: The scar tissue that forms after lumbar dissection is a severe complication and a cause of lumbar and radicular pain. It was recently shown that radiotherapy could inhibit peridural fibrosis after laminectomy. In this study, the efficiency of external irradiation was compared with spinal membrane application.