Minimally invasive lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approach for lumbar corpectomy and fusion with posterior instrumentation.

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In this video, the authors highlight the operative treatment of a 55-year-old man with chronic osteomyelitis discitis. The operation entailed a minimally invasive lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approach for L3 and L4 corpectomies, L2-5 interbody fusion, and L2-5 minimally invasive posterior instrumentation. The operation proceeded in two stages, beginning in the lateral position with corpectomy of the L3 and L4 vertebral bodies and placement of a corpectomy cage. After closure of this access wound, the patient was turned to a prone position for the posterior element of the operation. Posterior instrumentation was placed with pedicle screws at L2 and L5. The video can be found here:

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Srinivasan, ES; Wang, TY; Rapoport, A; Erickson, MM; Abd-El-Barr, MM; Shaffrey, CI; Than, KD

Published Date

  • July 2022

Published In

  • Neurosurg Focus Video

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 1

Start / End Page

  • V7 -

PubMed ID

  • 36284723

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9557348

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2643-5217

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3171/2022.3.FOCVID2210


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States