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Table 6 Complications

From: Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic surgery (PTES) for symptomatic lumbar disc herniation: a surgical technique, outcome, and complications in 209 consecutive cases

Complication Number Percent
Increased weakness of quadriceps or foot/toe extensor strength 3 1.4
Disc infection 1 0.5
Herniation recurrence 1 0.5
Permanent iatrogenic nerve damage 0  
Dural tear or dural leak 0  
Intraoperative vascular injury 0  
Death 0