Microsurgical Resection of Intraspinal Benign Tumors Using Non-Expansile Tubular Access

Microsurgical Resection of Intraspinal Benign Tumors Using Non-Expansile Tubular Access

Background

Intraspinal tumors are 10 to 15 times less common than brain tumors. The midline approach with extensive laminectomies represents the current gold-standard for resection, causing instability, muscle damage, and kyphosis among other well-known complications. Minimally invasive series reported their results using retractor-based systems. We analyzed a patient series treated with a non-expansile tubular approach, describing the technique, grade of resection, and clinical outcomes.

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