[Total excision of thoracic vertebrae (author's transl)].

  title={[Total excision of thoracic vertebrae (author's transl)].},
  author={R. Roy-Camille and G{\'e}rard Saillant and M Bisseri{\'e} and Thierry Judet and E Hautefort and Patrick Mamoudy},
  journal={Revue de chirurgie orthopedique et reparatrice de l'appareil moteur},
  volume={67 3},
The authors believe that it is not possible to remove a thoracic vertebra completely by a lateral transthoracic approach. They have operated on three patients in which a thoracic vertebra has been removed completely using an extended posterior approach. The technique described utilizes an extra-pleural bilateral thoracotomy through a single posterior incision. The posterior mediastinum is mobilised and the vertebral bodies freed. The technique is indicated in tumours of the spine compressing or… CONTINUE READING


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