En bloc total sacrectomy performed in a single stage through a posterior approach.

@article{McLoughlin2008EnBT,
  title={En bloc total sacrectomy performed in a single stage through a posterior approach.},
  author={Gregory S. McLoughlin and D. M. Sciubba and Ian Suk and Timothy F. Witham and Ali Bydon and Ziya L. Gokaslan and Jean-Paul Wolinsky},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 1 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          ONS115-20; discussion ONS120
        }
}
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 a case of a total en bloc sacrectomy performed entirely through the posterior approach, thereby avoiding the need for a laparotomy. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 57-year-old man presented with sacral pain and loss of bowel and bladder function. A large sacral mass was identified and submitted to biopsy… CONTINUE READING