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Title: Minimally invasive direct lateral corpectomy for the treatment of a thoracolumbar fracture.
Epworth Authors: Malham, Gregory
Keywords: Corpectomy
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Vertebral Fracture
Neurosciences Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: May-2014
Citation: J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg. 2014 May 2. [Epub ahead of print]
Abstract: Thoracolumbar corpectomies have historically been performed using open exposure procedures. Thoracotomies carry substantial morbidity due to increased complications and postoperative pain. The extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) approach is a safe, minimally invasive alternative approach to the thoracolumbar spine. A recent modification of XLIF allows thoracolumbar corpectomy to be used for tumors, osteomyelitis, and fractures. We reviewed literature relevant to minimally invasive lateral approaches and thoracolumbar pathology. This case report illustrates the usefulness of this approach in the case of a thoracolumbar flexion distraction fracture treated with a corpectomy. The involved surgical technique is described in detail. This approach can be performed without an access surgeon, and the minimally invasive lateral approach reduces the relative morbidity commonly associated with open approaches
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1368094
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ISSN: 1868-4904
Journal Title: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A; Central European Neurosurgery
Type: Journal Article
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Literature Review
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