Management of the vertebral artery in excision of extradural tumors of the cervical spine

Chandranath Sen, Mark Eisenberg, Andrew M. Casden, Narayan Sundaresan, Peter J. Catalano

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Abstract

EXTRADURAL TUMORS OF the cervical spine may involve the vertebral artery on one or both sides, posing one of the limiting factors toward the radical resection of such neoplasms. A standard anterior approach may be inadequate for the management of such tumors. An anterolateral approach allows the dissection and mobilization of the vessel, which can then be preserved, resected, or reconstructed with a vein graft. An anterior approach can be supplemented with this for tumor resection and stabilization. This management strategy is described in 10 patients with a variety of tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-116
Number of pages11
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1995

Keywords

  • Aneurysmal bone cyst
  • Cervical spine
  • Chordoma
  • Saphenous vein graft
  • Vertebral artery
  • Vertebral body resection

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