Title

Retropleural Thoracic Approach.

Department

Neurosurgery

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The lateral retropleural thoracic approach offers minimally invasive access for the treatment of thoracic spine pathology, specifically thoracic herniated discs. Alternatives to the retropleural approach traditionally included posterolateral or anterior approaches, which carry increased morbidity. The retropleural approach affords lateral access to the thoracic spine that allows for addressing pathology such as herniated discs, corpectomy, tumor, or trauma. This article outlines preoperative workup and planning, intraoperative steps, tips, and postoperative care.

Publication Date

1-1-2020

Publication Title

Neurosurgery clinics of North America

ISSN

1558-1349

Volume

31

Issue

1

First Page

43

Last Page

48

PubMed ID

31739928

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.nec.2019.08.005

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