Spotlight: Nucleoplasty

For more than five decades despite various disadvantages, open nucleotomy has been a beneficial treatment for prolapse of the intervertebral disc. Hence minimally invasive treatment for vertebral disc diseases has increasingly been applied in the last three decades, starting with chemonucleolysis, followed by endoscopic nucleotomy, automated draw-o¤ nucleotomy and percutaneous mechanical nucleotomy. However these methods are…

Spotlight: BPH

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) — also called prostate gland enlargement — is a common condition in male geriatric populations. The prostate goes through two main growth cycles during a man’s life. The first occurs early in puberty, when the prostate doubles in size. The second phase of growth starts around age 25 and goes on…

Spotlight: Tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in children anywhere in the world and has a  3000-year-old history as a medical treatment. During the past four decades there has been a noticeable shift not only in the indications for tonsillectomy, but also in the surgical technique. A recent study examines the difference…