Degenerative disease of the thoracic spine

Jayme R. Hiratzka, Robert A. Hart and Henry H. Bohlman

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

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Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Degenerative disease of the thoracic spine

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Thoracic degenerative disease is an uncommon problem and is often misdiagnosed

Posterolateral approaches such as transpedicular or lateral extracavitary reduce morbidity associated with thoracotomy while avoiding the risk of neurologic injury associated with posterior laminectomy

Correct preoperative identification of level is crucial and requires specific imaging, such as full-length MRI or CT.

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Rheumatology

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