Results: The surgical technique reported in these articles was direct or extreme lateral interbody fusion, axial lumbar interbody fusion, and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
A recent advancement in the field of MISS is the lateral transpsoas approach for lumbar interbody fusion that is extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) or direct lateral interbody fusion (DLIF); there have been some reports of their uses in surgical treatment of lumbar DS.
Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF): A novel surgical technique for anterior lumbar interbody fusion.
Complications and radiographic correction in adult scoliosis following combined transpsoas extreme lateral interbody fusion and posterior pedicle screw instrumentation.
A prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter evaluation of extreme lateral interbody fusion for the treatment of adult degenerative scoliosis: Perioperative outcomes and complications.