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group of patients with soft extraforaminal disc herniations.

Key Points

● Diagnosis and treatment of extraforaminal disc

herniations are still a challenge with a lot of controversies

around its management.

● We describe a new technique of endoscopic removal

of these extraforaminal disc herniations

with a working channel endoscope.

● Our relatively medial skin entry point technique

as compared with previous endoscopic techniques

makes the procedure technically easy to learn and

adopt even by young endoscopic surgeons.

● The current technique of “targeted fragmentectomy”

avoids the need for central debulking and

also incorporates additional measures to increase

the safety of this procedure.

Acknowledgments

The authors thank Sung Hui Myung, Sang Chul Lee, and

Mira Cha for their help in preparing the manuscript.

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