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Related to chemonucleolysis: discectomy, laminectomy


n. quimionucleólisis, disolución por inyección de una enzima proteolítica del núcleo pulposo de una hernia.
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An example is chymopapain, used for chemonucleolysis.
The topics include the history of the surgical management of herniated lumbar disks from cauterization to arthroscopic and endoscopic spine surgery, the role of epidural and radicular veins in chronic back pain and radiculopathy, using a laser in minimally invasive spinal surgery and pain management, frameless stereotactic imaging techniques, and the rise and fall of chemonucleolysis.
Past surgical history: Chemonucleolysis L4-L5 and right knee surgery, remote.