General Editor: Luiz Vialle

Authors: Ilya Laufer, JJ Verlaan (on behalf of AOSpine Knowledge Forum Tumor)

Metastatic tumors Thoracolumbar, stable, high ESCC - Anterior corpectomy and stabilization

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Glossary

Thoracic and lumbar pathologies: Minimally invasive lumbotomy (L2-L4)

MIS lumbotomy in L2-L4

A left sided lumbotomy can be used to perform a decompression of levels L2-L4.

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Thoracic and lumbar pathologies: Right sided thoracotomy (T3-T10)

Right sided thoracotomy (T3-T10)

A right sided thoracotomy can be used to perform a decompression of levels T3-T10.

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Thoracic and lumbar pathologies: Left sided thoracotomy (T3-L1/2)

Left sided thoracotomy T3-L1/2

A left sided thoracotomy can be used to perform a decompression of levels T3-L1/2.

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Thoracic and lumbar pathologies: Left sided thoracolumbar junction approach (T10-L2)

Thoracolumbar junction T10-L2

This approach might be replaced by left sided thoracotomy or the lumbotomy, depending on the level of the vertebra.

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