Turkish Neurosurgery 2023 , Vol 33 , Num 6
Incidental Ureteral Complication in Single-Center Consecutive Oblique Lateral Interbody Fusion Cases
Kang Hoon LEE1,Dong Wuk SON1,Bu Kwang OH1,Su Hun LEE1,Jun Seok LEE1,Young Ha KIM1,Soon Ki SUNG1,Sang Weon LEE1,Geun Sung SONG1
1Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Yangsan, Korea
2Pusan National University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Yangsan, Korea
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.42599-22.3 Oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) has recently gained widespread use as a minimally invasive surgical procedure for degenerative lumbar disease. OLIF has several advantages but can also lead to several possible complications. For example, although less common, access through the retroperitoneal cavity can cause ureteral injury. Here, we report two cases of ureteral complications that occurred during consecutive OLIF procedures. One involved a 77-year-old female patient who had a double-J catheter inserted due to ureteral injury during surgery, and the other involved a 69-year-old male patient suspected of having a ureteral stricture due to retractor compression. To prevent ureteral complications in OLIF, it is necessary to accurately identify the anatomy of the ureter through preoperative imaging and to pay special attention during surgery. Keywords : Lumbar vertebrae, Spinal fusion, Ureter, Stricture
Corresponding author : Dong Wuk SON, md6576@naver.com