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Broadbased posterior disc bulging at L4/5

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:43 pm
by kflee0

I have moderate broadbased posterior disc bulging at L4/5, indenting the anterior aspect of the thecal sac, causing bilateral lateral recess stenosis and mild to moderate canal stenosis. There's also a super-imposed annular tear on the disc.

My question is;

1. Am I a good candidate for microdiscectomy alone and why?

2. If microdiscectomy applies to my case, will there usually be one incision or two? If one incision, could the surgeon remove the other side from the same incision

3. Will shaving off a portion of the disc make it herniate later since there's already tear/crack on disc?