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Thieme Publishers New York
Thoracoscopic Spine Surgery / Edition 1

Thoracoscopic Spine Surgery / Edition 1


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Thoracoscopic Spine Surgery / Edition 1

This state-of-the-art book provides the first thorough treatment of thoracoscopic spine surgery and the new techniques that will likely revolutionize the way spinal problems are managed. Consisting of contributions from the most respected authorities in the field, this work provides in-depth explanations of the fundamental anatomy, principles, pathology, and approaches involved.

Among the highlights:

  • Step-by-step instruction on specific techniques for a wide variety of surgical procedures
  • Insightful analysis of patient selection,
    indications and contraindications, equipment, and ways of avoiding and treating complications
  • Thorough discussion of all aspects of thoracoscopic spine surgery, from patient positioning and anesthetic management, to portal placement techniques and intraoperative monitoring
  • 700 detailed illustrations and surgical photographs, nearly 300 in full color!

Together with the accompanying video atlas, this package thoroughly explains and demonstrates the new techniques and is essential for learning how to perform them. A
practical book on the forefront of new technology, THORACOSCOPIC SPINE SURGERY
is a must for surgeons who wish to add these challenging procedures to their working armamentarium!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865777859
Publisher: Thieme Publishers New York
Publication date: 05/01/1999
Pages: 365
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 12.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Associate Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, St. Lukes-Roosevelt & Beth-Israel Hospitals, New York, New York, USA

Table of Contents

The History of Thoracoscopic Spine Surgery; General Principles of Thoracoscopy; Education and Credentialing for Thoracoscopic Spine Surgery; Instrumentation and Equipment for Thoracoscopic Spine Surgery; Thoracoscopic Perspectives of Thoracic and Mediastinal Anatomy;
Surgical Anatomy of the Thoracic Spine; Microanatomy of Thoracic Spine Foramina and Ligaments; Anesthetic Considerations for Thoracoscopic Spine Surgery; Anesthetic Management and Intraoperative Monitoring; Perioperative Management for Thoracoscopic Spine Surgery; Operating Room Setup and Patient Positioning; Thoracoscopic Access Strategies: Portal Placement Techniques and Portal Selection; Spinal Exposure and Pleural Dissection Techniques; Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy; Anterior Release of Spinal Deformities; Endoscopic Anterior Correction of Idiopathic Scoliosis; Biopsy of Vertebral Lesions; Thoracoscopic Microsurgical Discectomy; Thoracoscopic Resection of Intrathoracic Neurogenic Tumors; Thoracoscopic Corpectomy; Thoracoscopic Spinal Reconstruction Techniques; Thoracoscopic Internal Fixation Techniques; Future Directions for Spinal Thoracoscopy.

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