A new extensile anterolateral retroperitoneal approach for lumbar interbody fusion from L1 to S1: a prospective series with clinical outcomes.

@article{Molloy2016ANE,
  title={A new extensile anterolateral retroperitoneal approach for lumbar interbody fusion from L1 to S1: a prospective series with clinical outcomes.},
  author={Sean Molloy and Joseph Simon Butler and Adam Benton and Karan Malhotra and Susanne Selvadurai and Obiekezie Agu},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={786-91}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT A variety of surgical approaches have been used for cage insertion in lumbar interbody fusion surgery. The direct anterior approach requires mobilization of the great vessels to access the intervertebral disc spaces cranial to L5/S1. With the lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approach, it is difficult to access the L4/L5 intervertebral disc space due to the lumbar plexus and iliac crest, and L5/S1 is inaccessible. We describe a new anterolateral retroperitoneal approach… CONTINUE READING
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