Minimally invasive thoracoscopic resection of paraspinal neurogenic tumors: technical case report.

Peter Kan, Meic H. Schmidt

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The posterior mediastinum is a common location for benign neurogenic tumors. They are frequently asymptomatic but can present with local compressive or neurological symptoms. METHODS: Thoracoscopy is used increasingly over posterolateral thoracotomy for the removal of these lesions. RESULTS: Complete resection of these tumors through a thoracoscopic approach is possible in most cases, but dumbbell tumors present as special challenges, which require a combined thoracoscopic and open posterior approach. CONCLUSION: In this article, we outline the technique of thoracoscopic resection of paraspinal neurogenic tumors through an operative video and a review of the literature to summarize the surgical outcomes of patients with these lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)ONSE54; discussion ONSE54
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume63
Issue number1 Suppl 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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