Total en bloc lumbar spondylectomy

Eric Marmor, Laurence D. Rhines, Jeffrey S. Weinberg, Ziya L. Gokaslan

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The authors describe a technique for total en bloc spondylectomy that can be used for lesions involving the lumbar spine. The technique involves a combined anterior-posterior approach and takes into account the unique anatomy of the lumbar spine. This technique allows for the en bloc resection of lumbar vertebral tumors, thus optimizing outcome while minimizing the risk of neurological injury. The technique is described in detail with the aid of neuroimaging studies, photographs of gross pathological specimens, and illustrations, and a discussion of other authors' experiences is provided for comparison.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-269
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number2 SUPPL.
StatePublished - 2001


  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Lumbar spine
  • Spondylectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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