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VIDEO: Single-stage total endolesional C2 spondylectomy performed for chordoma

 

In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Petr Suchomel MD, of Hospital of Liberec, Czech Republic, treats a patient with a cervical chordoma.

The video shows how the C3 vertebra and clivus are accessed and a C2-3 discectomy is performed. Anterior parts of the tumor and vertebra are microsurgically removed. A mesh cage filled with autologous bone graft and hydroxyapatite (HA) is used for the reconstruction and it is fixed with screws. Posteriorly, a C2 laminectomy is performed, the superior articular process C3 is completely removed, and a total C2 spondylectomy is performed with resection of the chordoma. The area is then reconstructed with mesh cages filled with HA and bone graft.

This video is a teaching tool to help surgeons prepare for surgery or they can use it as refresher on the surgical technique and indications for this surgery.

 

In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Petr Suchomel MD, of Hospital of Liberec, Czech Republic, treats a patient with a cervical chordoma.

The video shows how the C3 vertebra and clivus are accessed and a C2-3 discectomy is performed. Anterior parts of the tumor and vertebra are microsurgically removed. A mesh cage filled with autologous bone graft and hydroxyapatite (HA) is used for the reconstruction and it is fixed with screws. Posteriorly, a C2 laminectomy is performed, the superior articular process C3 is completely removed, and a total C2 spondylectomy is performed with resection of the chordoma. The area is then reconstructed with mesh cages filled with HA and bone graft.

This video is a teaching tool to help surgeons prepare for surgery or they can use it as refresher on the surgical technique and indications for this surgery.

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