The Scientific World Journal

Lateral Access Surgery for the Thoracolumbar Spine


Publishing date
12 Oct 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
03 Aug 2012

Lead Editor

1Departamento de Cirurgia Minimamente Invasiva, Instituto de Patologia da Coluna, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2Department of Neurosurgery, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA; NNI Research Foundation, Las Vegas, NV, USA

3Division of Neurosurgery, UCSD, San Diego, CA, USA


Lateral Access Surgery for the Thoracolumbar Spine

Description

The minimally invasive lateral transpsoas approach to the lumbar spine has been one of the most important advances for spine surgery and over the past years has been progressively well known and developed. In contrast to the more traditional anterior lumbar interbody fusion methods, the lateral technique accesses the disc laterally through the psoas muscle and has showed to offer adequate access to the disc space with the added reduction of surgery exposure, though with perioperative morbidity. First developed for anterior based discectomy and interbody grafting in simple degenerative diseases, this access has recently gained field for more complex indications, such as thoracic pathologies, motion preservation, and deformity surgery.

The first article report on this technique was in 2006 in the literature on lateral access currently in expansion regarding both number and complexity, along with the fact that more and more surgeons worldwide are getting experience with the technique. With indexes in PubMed database, we have been able to find articles from different territories, such as Brazil, USA, Italy, Czech Republic, Japan, China, and France. The lateral approach has been a theme for podium presentations in several society meetings, including World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS), The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS), The Spine Society of Europe (EuroSpine), Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), North American Spine Society (NASS), and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

The objective of this special issue is, for the first time in the literature, to gather articles on lateral based spine surgery and assemble unique and high-quality peer-reviewed publishings. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Complications
  • Arthrodesis
  • Motion preservation
  • Corpectomy
  • Expanded indications
  • Biomechanics
  • Anatomy

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 241705
  • - Editorial

Lateral Access Surgery for the Thoracolumbar Spine

Luiz Pimenta | William Smith | ... | Juan Uribe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 789698
  • - Clinical Study

Early Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Anterior Longitudinal Ligament Release for Correction of Sagittal Imbalance in Patients with Adult Spinal Deformity

Armen R. Deukmedjian | Elias Dakwar | ... | Juan S. Uribe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 308209
  • - Review Article

Use of Lateral Access in the Treatment of the Revision Spine Patient

Samuel S. Bederman | Vu H. Le | ... | Vedat Deviren
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 263637
  • - Clinical Study

Allograft Cellular Bone Matrix in Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion: Preliminary Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes

Antoine G. Tohmeh | Blake Watson | ... | Xavier J. Zielinski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 381814
  • - Research Article

Biomechanics of Lateral Interbody Spacers: Going Wider for Going Stiffer

Luiz Pimenta | Alexander W. L. Turner | ... | Mark D. Peterson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 893608
  • - Review Article

Lateral Transpsoas Fusion: Indications and Outcomes

Vishal C. Patel | Daniel K. Park | Harry N. Herkowitz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 246989
  • - Clinical Study

Clinical Outcome and Fusion Rates after the First 30 Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusions

Gregory M. Malham | Ngaire J. Ellis | ... | Kevin A. Seex
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 545293
  • - Clinical Study

Treatment of Thoracolumbar Spinal Infections through Anterolateral Approaches Using Expandable Titanium Mesh Cage for Spine Reconstruction

Tarantino Roberto | Marruzzo Daniele | ... | Delfini Roberto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 356712
  • - Clinical Study

Grade 2 Spondylolisthesis at L4-5 Treated by XLIF: Safety and Midterm Results in the “Worst Case Scenario”

W. B. Rodgers | Jeffrey A. Lehmen | ... | Jody A. Rodgers
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 680643
  • - Clinical Study

Clinical Outcomes of Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion in the Treatment of Adult Degenerative Scoliosis

Adam M. Caputo | Keith W. Michael | ... | Christopher R. Brown
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