Description of a two-stage surgical treatment of a case of chordoma of the fifth cervical vertebra mainly affecting the vertebral body. In the first stage the cervical column was immobilized employing a posterior approach and a small portion of the tumour in the right lamina was removed. In the second stage the whole of the body of C5 was removed by an anterior route and replaced with an acrylic prosthesis. The advantages of acrylic resin and the literature on vertebral prostheses are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology