Table 3

 Overall postoperative results with respect to the approach used (lateral transmuscular (LTM) and combined interlaminar/paraisthmic (CIP))

OutcomeLTMCIP
Excellent4 (20%)5 (18%)
Good15 (75%)11 (39%)
Satisfactory1 (5%)9 (32%)
Poor03 (11%)
Excellent to good (LTM (95%) > CIP (57%)), p<0.004
Satisfactory to poor (CIP (43%) > LTM (5%)), p<0.004