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complications

Complications of PLDD under CT and fluoroscopic guidance are rare :

  • The major complication of PLDD is septic discitis. To avoid this complication, severe sterility during the intervention is mandatory.
  • Thermic aseptic discitis is another complication, leading to severe backache for 3 to 6 months.
  • Recurrence of disk herniation or free fragment evacuation with recurrence of leg pain.