How I do it: posterior transdural approach for central soft thoracic disk herniation

Carlo Mandelli, Alfio Spina, Francesco Calvanese, Pietro Mortini

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Abstract

Background: Thoracic disc herniation (TDH) is a rare condition with severe neurological sequelae. Surgical management is still a matter of debate and challenging. Method: We present a modification of the transdural approach for TDH. The approach has been described in a stepwise fashion, analysing pre-, peri-, and postoperative strategies to improve patients’ management and reduce approach-related morbidity. Conclusion: The modified posterior transdural approach represents an effective technique for TDH, minimizing the risk of spinal cord damages, which can dramatically affect the outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2051-2054
Number of pages4
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume162
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2020

Keywords

  • Discectomy
  • Spinal cord
  • Thoracic disc herniation
  • Transdural approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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