Letter to the Editor. Indirect decompression via lateral interbody fusion for patients with severe degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis

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  • 1 Columbia University Medical Center,
  • 2 The Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian, New York, NY,
  • 3 Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA, and
  • 4 Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
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Correspondence Andrew C. Vivas: andrewcvivas@gmail.com.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online May 29, 2020; DOI: 10.3171/2020.4.SPINE20481.

Disclosures Dr. Mundis is a consultant for NuVasive, K2M, Viseon, Seaspine, and Allosource; has direct stock ownership in NuVasive and Viseon; receives royalties from K2M; and is a board member of Global Spine Outreach and San Diego Spine Foundation. Dr. Uribe is a consultant for NuVasive, Si Bone, and Misonix; and has direct stock ownership in and receives royalties from NuVasive.

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    Goel A, Ranjan S, Shah A, Lumbar canal stenosis: analyzing the role of stabilization and the futility of decompression as treatment. Neurosurg Focus. 2019;46(5):E7.

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