Feasibility of the mini-open vertebral column resection for severe thoracic kyphosis.
Severe thoracic kyphosis caused by pathologic fractures often needs to be corrected by resection of the collapsed vertebral body, reconstruction of the anterior spinal column, and correction of the kyphosis with long-segment fixation. The resection of this pathologic bone functions essentially as a vertebral column resection. With the advent of minimally invasive technology, the powerful corrective forces afforded in open cases can be applied using a less invasive approach. In this article, we describe a mini-open posterior technique for thoracic kyphosis via a vertebrectomy and cantilever technique. Two patients underwent kyphosis correction via mini-open vertebrectomy. One patient was corrected from 92 degrees to 65 degrees, and the second patient was corrected from 70 degrees to 53 degrees. Both patients underwent a mini-open approach. Cantilever correction was accomplished over an expandable cage with a minimally invasive pedicle screw system. We describe our technique of mini-open vertebral column resection and kyphosis correction in the thoracic spine.
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Chou, D., Lau, D., & Roy, E. (2014). Feasibility of the mini-open vertebral column resection for severe thoracic kyphosis. Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, 21(5), 841–845. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2013.10.001
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