Minimally invasive approach to the cervical spine: a proposal.

  title={Minimally invasive approach to the cervical spine: a proposal.},
  author={Paolo Miccoli and P. Berti and Marco Raffaelli and Gabriele Materazzi and Massimiliano Conte and Alessandro Faldini},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  volume={11 2},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE During the last 3 years, a minimally invasive video-assisted approach for parathyroidectomy and thyroidectomy has been developed. Because of the good exposure of the cervical spine during these procedures, the authors decided to perform an anatomic-radiologic study in order to evaluate which cervical vertebrae could be reached by this minimally invasive approach. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three consenting patients, two undergoing minimally invasive parathyroidectomy and one… CONTINUE READING

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