Last update: 24/03/2023, Dr. Miguel B. Royo Salvador, Medical Board number 10389. Neurosurgeon y Neurologist.
In general, these procedures involve the risks typical of any surgical procedure, such as infection or bleeding in the area of the surgical wound.
The patient’s pre-existing conditions influence the postoperative period and subsequent evolution.
The intraoperative risks specific to each technique used are communicated to the patient before the operation and must be indicated in the consent form to be signed.
SDepending on the type of surgical technique, the surgeon will inform the patient about recovery times, contraindications during recovery, postoperative medications and check-ups of the surgical wound until it is completely healed.
As after any surgical procedure, previous symptoms may fluctuate in the postoperative period. In most cases, there is a progressive improvement with relief and disappearance of pain and inflammation – over a few months or the first year after surgery.
Symptoms resulting from the evolution of the hernia/protrusion prior to the exeresis surgery, such as pain, radiation, inflammation, altered sensitivity, or loss of strength, may not resolve, not improve, persist unchanged or even increase. In this case, the patient may fear that the surgical treatment was unsuccessful and/or that he/she may be responsible for the persistence of the disease.
In the first instance, it is important to consult with a specialist who, through the appropriate assessment and complementary tests, will be able to:
1. Check and confirm with the patient that:
2. Rule out or confirm::
Upon detecting any of the above-mentioned causes, the patient is treated and monitored until the symptoms have completely resolved.
If, however, the possibilities outlined in points 1 and 2 have been ruled out, the symptom may remain due to a potentially irreversible injury, and it may then be difficult for it to resolve. There are even sequelae of irreversible injuries that may continue to evolve after the hernia or protrusion is removed. Since both recovery and stopping the degeneration of the affected nerve tissue are impossible, the symptoms may worsen further.
For these cases, the physician can recommend palliative, symptomatic and conservative treatments that are suitable for the individual patient.
The Institut Chiari & Siringomielia & Escoliosis de Barcelona (ICSEB) complies with the established in EU regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).
The contents of this website are a non-official translation of the original content of the website in Spanish. The translation is courtesy of the Institut Chiari & Siringomielia & Escoliosis de Barcelona with the purpose of facilitating comprehension for anyone who wishes to Access the website.