How I Do It: Posterior thoracic discectomy for giant calcified herniated disc

Posterior thoraic discectomy for giant calcified herniated disc, by Langston Holly

8 Comments

  1. Vafa says:

    Dear Ausman,

    Excellent. Thank you.

    Best wishes,

    Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar, MD,
    Associate professor of Neurosurgery
    Research Deputy
    1- Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center,
    Department of Neurosurgery,
    Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    2- Research Centre for Neural Repair,
    University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
    Address:
    Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center,
    Sina Hospital, Hassan-Abad Square, Imam Khomeini Ave,
    Tehran University of Medical Sciences,
    Tehran, 11365-3876, Iran
    Phone: (+98) 915 342 2682, (+98) 216 6757010
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    Email: v_rahimi@sina.tums.ac.ir
    Email: v_rahimi@yahoo.com

  2. mohamed says:

    thanks for presentation but we need to know the approach it is costotransversectomy

  3. Langston Holly says:

    It was performed via a transpedicular approach, including thoracic laminectomy and facetectomy. We did not remove any of the rib for this particular case, but may be necessary in some cases.

  4. James Ausman says:

    Thank you Vafa,but as you know this is a video prepares especially by Dr. Langston Holly at UCLA.

    Jim Ausman

  5. Excellent video, I want to know if you put any instrumentation posterior to resect the disk, vg transpedicular screws.
    Thank you

  6. Langston Holly says:

    We did not perform any spinal instrumentation or fusion with this procedure due to the inherent stability associated with the thoracic spine.

  7. Langston Holly says:

    Thank you for your interest, and for watching.

  8. Jose Reynaldo says:

    Very good

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