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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1141

Minimally Invasive TLIF

Department of Neurosurgery, LSU Health Sciences, Shreveport, US

Date of Submission18-Oct-2021
Date of Decision18-Oct-2021
Date of Acceptance18-Oct-2021
Date of Web Publication30-Oct-2021

Correspondence Address:
Sandeep Kandregula
Department of Neurosurgery, LSU Health Sciences, Shreveport
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.329539

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How to cite this article:
Kandregula S, Guthikonda B. Minimally Invasive TLIF. Neurol India 2021;69:1141

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Kandregula S, Guthikonda B. Minimally Invasive TLIF. Neurol India [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 6];69:1141. Available from:

The conventional open TLIF was first described in 1982 by Harms and Rolinger. Minimally invasive TLIF progressed in these years rapidly. Minimally TLIF was popularized by Foley et al. in the early 2000's. While the smaller incisions with greater access to the posterior elements to decompress the neural structures, MI-TLIF is not without disadvantages. Radiation exposure to the surgeon and patients, hardware malposition and Dural tears were few of them. Many studies proved that MI-TLIF offers lesser post-operative pain and shorter length of stay. In this issue, the authors described the minimally invasive technique for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. The video provides the readers a concise concept of the technique along with the nuances. In this abstract illustration we intend to show the instrumentation of MI-TLIF for the lumbar fusion.

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