Minimally invasive thoracoscopic resection of paraspinal neurogenic tumors: technical case report

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Schmidt, Meic H.
Other Author Kan, Peter
Title Minimally invasive thoracoscopic resection of paraspinal neurogenic tumors: technical case report
Date 2008-01-01
Description OBJECTIVE: The posterior mediastinum is a common location for benign neurogenic tumors. They are frequently asymptomatic but can present with local compressive or neurological symptoms. METHODS: Thoracoscopy is used increasingly over posterolateral thoracotomy for the removal of these lesions. RESULTS: Complete resection of these tumors through a thoracoscopic approach is possible in most cases, but dumbbell tumors present as special challenges, which require a combined thoracoscopic and open posterior approach. CONCLUSION: In this article, we outline the technique of thoracoscopic resection of paraspinal neurogenic tumors through an operative video and a review of the literature to summarize the surgical outcomes of patients with these lesions.
Type Text
Publisher Wolters Kluwer (LWW)
Volume 63
Issue ONS Suppl 1
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Kan, P., & Schmidt, M. H. (2008). Minimally invasive thoracoscopic resection of paraspinal neurogenic tumors: technical case report. Neurosurgery, 63(ONS Suppl 1), ONSE54.
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