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A hospital in Croatia has successfully carried out country's first endoscopic spine surgery.
The Special Hospital for Orthopaedics in Biograd performed the operation on a 67-year-old patient suffering from a tumour in his spinal cord.
Surgeon and hospital director Dr. Branko Uhoda said to news website ezadar: "It is the first such operation not only in Croatia but also the entire of Southeast Europe.
"The patient was previously in other hospitals in Croatia and had five conventional operations.
"He eventually called us and we performed the so-called dorsal endoscopic method, removing the tumour after finding it with a camera.
"There was minimal invasive spine surgery, so the patient only has a two millimeter cut," he added.
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