Anterior approach to the cervicothoracic junction: proposed indication for manubriotomy based on preoperative computed tomography findings.

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to present straightforward preoperative methods to define the need for manubriotomy in the anterior surgical approach to the cervicothoracic junction. METHODS Preoperative MR imaging and CT scanning studies were performed in all patients. The CT images with sagittal reconstructions including the manubrium were done… (More)
DOI: 10.3171/2011.3.SPINE10342

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