Percutaneous placement of radiopaque markers at the pedicle of interest for preoperative localization of thoracic spine level.

@article{Binning2010PercutaneousPO,
  title={Percutaneous placement of radiopaque markers at the pedicle of interest for preoperative localization of thoracic spine level.},
  author={Mandy Jo Binning and Meic H. Schmidt},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 19},
  pages={1821-5}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE To describe an accurate method of intraoperative localization of thoracic spine levels with percutaneously placed radiopaque markers at the pedicle of the level of interest. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Intraoperative localization of thoracic spine levels can be difficult in cases without obvious vertebral body deformation (compression fracture, tumor), such as thoracic discectomy, as well as in surgery of the midthoracic spine and in the morbidly… CONTINUE READING

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