Endoscopic approaches to metastatic thoracic disease.

@article{Mclain2000EndoscopicAT,
  title={Endoscopic approaches to metastatic thoracic disease.},
  author={R Mclain and Isador Harry Lieberman},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2000},
  volume={25 14},
  pages={1855-8}
}
Traditional approaches to thoracic metastases and spinal cord compression have been well worked out and validated in the literature. Anterior decompression is clearly superior to laminectomy; vertebrectomy and reconstruction are indicated for sagittal collapse, instability, and pain; and surgical decompression is necessary in cases of bony impingement. The role of endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques in treatment of metastatic disease is evolving. Dr. Lieberman advocates the use of… CONTINUE READING