Anterior sacroiliac fusion - A new video-assisted endoscopic technique

GUNER G., GURER S., Elmali N. , ERTEM K.

SURGICAL LAPAROSCOPY & ENDOSCOPY, vol.8, no.3, pp.233-236, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00019509-199806000-00015
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-236


We present a case of sacroiliac fusion performed for an intraarticular osteochondroma of the sacroiliac joint, which was the cause of severe pain and disability. Excision of the lesion and sacroiliac fusion were successfully performed by utilizing minimally invasive surgical techniques. Although the application of this technique requires a dedicated and highly experienced team, the encouraging result of our first case, with minimal morbidity and disability due to the operation, induces us to recommend this technique in sacroiliac fusion, especially when fusion is combined with additional procedures such as drainage, biopsy, or excision.