A comparison of mini-open and open approaches for resection of thoracolumbar intradural spinal tumors.

A comparison of mini-open and open approaches for resection of thoracolumbar intradural spinal tumors.

J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Jun;14(6):758-64

Authors: Lu DC, Chou D, Mummaneni PV

Standard approaches to thoracic intradural tumors often involve a large incision and significant tissue destruction. Minimally invasive techniques have been applied successfully for a variety of surgical decompression procedures but have been rarely used for the removal of intradural thoracolumbar tumors. In this paper, the authors compare the clinical outcome of mini-open resection of intradural thoracolumbar tumors with a standard open technique.

PMID: 21395392 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]