Advanced Minimally Invasive Techniques: Management of High-grade Spondylolisthesis and Thoracic Metastatic Spinal Disease

Abbas Naqvi, Mohamed Noureldin, Islam M. Elboghdady, Khaled Aboushaala, Eric Sundberg, Hamid Hassanzadeh, Kern Singh

Abstract


Recentadvances in spine surgery technology and instrumentation have allowed for the development of minimally invasive (MIS) techniques. These muscle-sparing approaches have been demonstrated to provide superior, if not similar, outcomes to traditional open techniques. However, MIS techniques are associated with a steep learning curve and greater radiation exposure. Furthermore, while suitable for most degenerative spinal conditions, MIS approaches may not be appropriate for complex spinal pathology. This articlediscusses the literature onopen and advanced MIS techniques for high-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis and metastatictumors of the thoracic spine. Additionally, the authors’ preferred techniques along with their associated pearls and pitfalls are presented for both complex pathologies.

Keywords


Minimally Invasive Techniques; MIS; High-grade; Isthmic Spondylolisthesis; Thoracic Tumor; Lateral Retropleaural; Corpectomy; Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion; TLIF

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