October 18, 2017
In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Yann Philippe Charles, MD, professor from the University Hospitals of Strasbourg, Civil Hospital in Strasbourg, France, discussed how to perform a vertebral column resection in the thoracic spine.
The patient was placed in the prone position under neuromonitoring control. A posterior midline approach was performed, and monoaxial screws were placed at T5 and T8 to allow for sagittal deformity correction. All other levels from T3 to T10 were instrumented with polyaxial screws. The transverse processes T6 to T8 and the proximal parts of the ribs were resected. An anterior blunt resection was performed around the vertebral bodies.