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Risk of infection following posterior instrumented lumbar fusion for degenerative spine disease in 817 consecutive cases.
OBJECT Posterior lumbar spinal fusion for degenerative spine disease is a common procedure, and its use is increasing annually. The rate of infection, as well as the factors associated with anExpand
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Surgical management of cervical spondylotic myelopathy with laminectomy and instrumented fusion
Abstract Objective: The indications for treating cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) with laminectomy and instrumented fusion remain ill-defined. Cervical laminectomy without instrumented fusionExpand
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Surgical treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy with anterior compression: a review of 67 cases.
OBJECT In patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), ventral disease and loss of cervical lordosis are considered to be relative indications for anterior surgery. However, anteriorExpand
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Evaluation of factors associated with postoperative infection following sacral tumor resection.
OBJECT Resection of sacral tumors has been shown to improve survival, since the oncological prognosis is commonly correlated with the extent of local tumor control. However, extensive soft-tissueExpand
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Chondroma/Chondrosarcoma of the spine.
Chondromas and chondrosarcomas are cartilage-forming tumors that occur rarely in the spine. These neoplasms exist on opposite ends of the pathologic spectrum, ranging from the benign chondroma to theExpand
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Feasibility and Safety of En Bloc Resection for Primary Spine Tumors: A Systematic Review by the Spine Oncology Study Group
Study Design. Systematic review. Objectives. To determine the general feasibility and safety of en bloc resection for primary spine tumors by analyzing (1) the effect of incisional biopsy performedExpand
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REVISION SURGERY FOR CERVICAL SPONDYLOTIC MYELOPATHY: SURGICAL RESULTS AND OUTCOME
OBJECTIVEThe role of additional or revision surgery in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is challenging. Postoperative pseudoarthrosis, instability, hardware failure, and recurrentExpand
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Pediatric tumors involving the spinal column.
Primary pediatric spinal column tumors are rare lesions, but they can lead to serious morbidity if left untreated. Progressive pain, deformity, and neurologic decline may result from destructive andExpand
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The learning curve of minimally-invasive lumbar microdiscectomy.
OBJECT The safe integration into practice of a new surgical technique requires an appreciation of the learning curve. The object of this study was to assess the learning curve for minimally invasiveExpand
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EN BLOC TOTAL SACRECTOMY PERFORMED IN A SINGLE STAGE THROUGH A POSTERIOR APPROACH
OBJECTIVE Total sacrectomies are performed for extensive en bloc tumor resections. Exposure traditionally combines a posterior approach with a laparotomy to facilitate vascular control. We present aExpand
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