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Table 1 Patient characteristics and treatment history in our study

From: Transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic discectomy for symptomatic gas-filled discal cysts—report of three cases and literature review

Features Patient no. 1 Patient no. 2 Patient no. 3
Gender Male Female Female
Age 55 55 60
Presentation Backache and left lower limb numbness Backache and left lower limb numbness Backache and left lower limb numbness
Previous history No Hepatitis No
Level L4/5 L4/5 L4/5
Direction Left Left Left
Surgical strategy TPED TPED TPED
Operating time (min) 65 115 95
Blood loss (ml) 20 50 10
Postoperative complication No No No
Hospital stay (days) 8 7 7
Follow-up (months) 36 30 12
Recurrence No No No
Current status NED NED NED
  1. NED no evidence of disease, TPED transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic discectomy