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Combined posterior hemiosteotomies and stabilization with lateral thoracotomy for en bloc resection of thoracic paraspinal primary bone tumors: technical note.

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Primary bone tumors of the spine are rare entities with a poor prognosis if left untreated. En bloc excision is the preferred surgical approach to minimize the rate of recurrence. Paraspinal primary bone tumors are even less common. In this technical note the authors present an approach to the en bloc resection of primary bone tumors of the paraspinal thoracic region with posterior vertebral body hemiosteotomies and lateral thoracotomy. They also describe 2 illustrative cases.

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Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Avila MJ, Skoch J, Fennell VS, Palejwala SK, Walter CM, Kim S, Baaj AA


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