Surgical treatment of thoracic disc herniation

A reappraisal of Larson's lateral extracavitary approach

Roberto Delfini, Nicola Di Lorenzo, Pasquale Ciappetta, Roberto Bristot, Giampaolo Cantore

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Abstract

Twenty patients with thoracic disc herniations underwent removal of the transverse process, articular facet, pedicle, and rib-a procedure described by Larson as the lateral extracavitary approach. Eleven patients presented with myelopathy: five mild, nine moderate, and four severe. Fifteen patients showed significant neurologic improvement after the operation and five patients none. Postoperative follow-up ranged from 1 to 8 years. The pros and cons of each of the surgical approaches to this type of lesion are considered with reference to the published data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-523
Number of pages7
JournalSurgical Neurology
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996

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Keywords

  • Disc herniations
  • lateral approach
  • spinal cord compression

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Surgical treatment of thoracic disc herniation : A reappraisal of Larson's lateral extracavitary approach. / Delfini, Roberto; Di Lorenzo, Nicola; Ciappetta, Pasquale; Bristot, Roberto; Cantore, Giampaolo.

In: Surgical Neurology, Vol. 45, No. 6, 06.1996, p. 517-523.

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Delfini, Roberto ; Di Lorenzo, Nicola ; Ciappetta, Pasquale ; Bristot, Roberto ; Cantore, Giampaolo. / Surgical treatment of thoracic disc herniation : A reappraisal of Larson's lateral extracavitary approach. In: Surgical Neurology. 1996 ; Vol. 45, No. 6. pp. 517-523.
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