Single-stage total C-2 intralesional spondylectomy for chordoma with three-column reconstruction. Technical note.

@article{Suchomel2007SinglestageTC,
  title={Single-stage total C-2 intralesional spondylectomy for chordoma with three-column reconstruction. Technical note.},
  author={Petr Suchomel and Pavel Buchvald and Pavel Barsa and Robert E. Froehlich and Ondrej Choutka and Zdenek Krejzar and Petra Sourkova and Ladislav Endrych and Ladislav Dzan},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2007},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={611-8}
}
Chordomas are locally invasive, malignant bone tumors that rarely occur in the cervical spine. En bloc resection or even fully resecting the tumor along its margin offers improved patient survival and a potential disease cure. Complete resection of tumors involving the upper cervical vertebrae requires a combined anterior-posterior approach but is complicated by the presence of vertebral arteries (VAs). In addition, reconstruction of the postresection defect may be prone to failure. The authors… CONTINUE READING