Vascular pedicle rib graft in anterior transthoracic fusion procedures. Technical note.

@article{Deen1999VascularPR,
  title={Vascular pedicle rib graft in anterior transthoracic fusion procedures. Technical note.},
  author={Hugh Gordon Deen and Robert S Zimmerman and Louis A. Lanza},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={90 1 Suppl},
  pages={155-8}
}
A method is described in which anterior fusion of the thoracic vertebral column is performed using a rib strut graft maintained on its vascular pedicle. This straightforward technique is useful in selected patients undergoing anterior thoracic fusion procedures and can be used in conjunction with other anterior spinal implants. By maintaining bone graft… CONTINUE READING