Single-stage posterior vertebrectomy and replacement combined with posterior instrumentation for spinal metastasis.

@article{Akeyson1996SinglestagePV,
  title={Single-stage posterior vertebrectomy and replacement combined with posterior instrumentation for spinal metastasis.},
  author={E W Akeyson and Ian E. Mccutcheon},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={211-20}
}
The authors present a series of 25 patients who underwent single-stage complete spondylectomy, vertebral body reconstruction, and posterior segmental spinal stabilization for malignant metastatic disease involving multiple columns of the thoracolumbar spine. Patients were selected for this approach primarily because they were poor candidates for a transcavitary or lateral extracavitary approach or because the tumor involved both anterior and posterior columns of the spine. The operative… CONTINUE READING

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