Multidisciplinary surgical planning for en bloc resection of malignant primary cervical spine tumors involving 3D-printed models and neoadjuvant therapies: report of 2 cases.

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Effective en bloc resection of primary spinal tumors necessitates careful consideration of adjacent anatomical structures in order to achieve negative margins and reduce surgical morbidity. This can be particularly challenging in the cervical spine, where vital neurovascular and connective tissues are present in the region. Early multidisciplinary surgical planning that includes clinicians and engineers can both optimize surgical planning and enable a more feasible resection with oncological margins. The aim of the current work was to demonstrate two cases that involved multidisciplinary surgical planning for en bloc resection of primary cervical spine tumors, successfully utilizing 3D-printed patient models and neoadjuvant therapies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ahmed, AK; Pennington, Z; Molina, CA; Xia, Y; Goodwin, CR; Sciubba, DM

Published Date

  • January 18, 2019

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 8

PubMed ID

  • 30660123

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30660123

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1547-5646

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3171/2018.9.SPINE18607


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States