Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in managing tuberculous spondylitis.

  title={Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in managing tuberculous spondylitis.},
  author={Tsan-Wen Huang and Robert Wen-Wei Hsu and Samuel Huan-tang Chen and Hui Ping Liu},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
The literature includes no studies on the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in the management of tuberculous spondylitis, and its role in the management of tuberculosis involving the thoracic spine remains unclear. The authors experience with 10 consecutive patients (six women, four men) who underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for the treatment of spinal tuberculosis involving levels from T5 to T11, from January 1996 to December 1997, was analyzed. Using the extended… CONTINUE READING
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