D. Rosenthal

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OBJECT The authors began using thoracoscopy to treat pathological conditions of the spine in 1992. In this study they delineate their clinical experience in which this procedure was used to resect herniated thoracic discs. METHODS Fifty-five patients underwent thoracoscopy for the resection of herniated thoracic discs. Thirty-six patients presented with(More)
It is well accepted that the treatment of spinal tumors that threaten neurological integrity comprises resection, vertebral body reconstruction, and stabilization if the patient's condition is suitable. In spite of the excellent results reported using thoracotomy, the majority of investigators recommend posterolateral techniques because of lower morbidity,(More)
A video-assisted thoracoscopic microsurgical approach was developed in the laboratory and subsequently used clinically to resect abnormalities of the thoracic vertebrae, to decompress the thoracic spinal cord, and to reconstruct the thoracic vertebral bodies. This report describes the development of the clinical operative techniques for microsurgical(More)
OBJECT In this review the authors address the surgical strategies required to resect residual herniated thoracic discs. METHODS Data obtained in 15 patients who had undergone prior thoracic discectomy and who harbored residual or incompletely excised symptomatic thoracic discs were reviewed retrospectively. The surgical procedures that had failed to(More)
STUDY DESIGN The first clinical implementation of a microsurgical endoscopic technique for removal of thoracic disc herniation is described. OBJECTIVE To decompress the spinal cord with a ventral approach, combining microsurgical and endoscopic techniques, while reducing the "approach-related trauma." METHODS A detailed description of the preoperative(More)
UNLABELLED Pathological and biomechanical studies indicate that many injuries of the head and neck are to be considered as an entity, because cervical spinal fractures and head injuries are frequently combined. Depending on the localization and severity of the injury to the cervical spine, the incidence of an associated head trauma is reported in the(More)
PURPOSE Xanthoma disseminatum is a rare non-Langerhans' histiocytosis of older children and adults with characteristic lesions involving the skin, mucous membrane and occasionally internal organs. We describe a case, presenting in infancy, with unique clinical features. PATIENT AND METHODS The patient presented at 8 months of age with skin lesions(More)