Technique of Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery for the Spine: New Approach

  title={Technique of Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery for the Spine: New Approach},
  author={Tsung-Jen Huang and Robert Wen-Wei Hsu and Hui-ping Liu and Yi-Shyan Liao and Hsin-Nung Shih},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
n = 1), thoracic discectomy ( n = 1), multilevel anterior discectomy and fusion ( n = 1), corpectomy for decompression ( n = 4), decompressions and interbody fusions ( n = 10), and internal instrumentations ( n = 4). Throughout the operation only one trocar was used for introducing the thoracoscope. There were no intraoperative deaths, and no patients showed neurologic deterioration due to the procedures. We conclude that such a technique makes thoracoscopy-assisted spinal surgery simpler and… CONTINUE READING

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