Thoracophrenotomy. An economical approach of the thoracolumbar spine

Carlioz, H.; Damsin, J.P.

Revue de Chirurgie Orthopedique et Reparatrice de l'Appareil Moteur 76(5): 342-343


ISSN/ISBN: 0035-1040
PMID: 2148418
Document Number: 366499
Enlarging the thoracophrenic approach by a lumbotomy to reach the lower part of the dorsal spine and the upper part of the lumbar spine is not necessary every times. A thoracophrenotomy--if necessary extended in a classical TPL--allows the treatment of most of the kyphosis or thoracolumbar kyphoscoliosis from T9 to L3. This limited approach was used 13 times.

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