Anterior rib strut grafting for the treatment of malignant lesions in the thoracic spine

@article{Shirakusa1989AnteriorRS,
  title={Anterior rib strut grafting for the treatment of malignant lesions in the thoracic spine},
  author={Takayuki Shirakusa and R. Motonaga and K. Yoshimine and Shingo Takada and Hisao Ueda and Shigemichi Yamasaki and Toshiro Takachi and Sansen Yoh},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={108},
  pages={268-272}
}
SummaryAnterior stabilization during thoracotomy, using the patient's own ribs, was carried out seven times in six subjects with malignant lesions of the thoracic vertebrae. The primary malignancy was lung carcinoma in four cases, thyroid carcinoma in one case, and alveolar soft tissue sarcoma in one. Resection of the lung tumor and spinal surgery were carried out simultaneously. Four of the six patients had complete paraplegia and two had partial paraplegia prior to the operation. After the… CONTINUE READING

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