Microsurgical evaluation of modified anterolateral extrapleural approach for thoracic disk herniation

  • P. V. Krotenkov Department of neurosurgery Moscow regional scientific-research clinical institution, Moscow
  • A. M. Kiselev Department of neurosurgery Moscow regional scientific-research clinical institution, Moscow
  • O. V. Krotenkova Smolensk State Medical Academy, Smolensk
  • J. W. D’souza Smolensk State Medical Academy, Smolensk
Keywords: anterolateral extrapleural approach, thoracic disc herniation, thoracic spine

Abstract

The management of thoracic disc herniation (TDH) has historically been prob-lematic, contradictory and technically demanding. We have modified the anterolateral extrapleural approach for the surgical treatment of TDH. The employed approach is minimally invasive, implies the use of an endoscope and requires no fusion and bone drafting. We used it for the treatment of 8 patients with symptomatic TDH. Postoperative results were favorable, and were accessed using ASIA/IMSOP classification. Our results suggest that modified anterolateral extrapleural approach (MALEA) may be a valuable option in the management of TDH.

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Published
2006-05-31
How to Cite
Krotenkov, P., Kiselev, A., Krotenkova, O., & D’souza, J. (2006). Microsurgical evaluation of modified anterolateral extrapleural approach for thoracic disk herniation. Bulletin of the International Scientific Surgical Association, 1(3), 32-34. Retrieved from http://surgjournal.ru/index.php/BISSA/article/view/109
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