Neurosurgical Review

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 463–475

Cervical spine metastases: techniques for anterior reconstruction and stabilization

  • Christina M. Sayama
  • Meic H. Schmidt
  • Erica F. Bisson
Review

DOI: 10.1007/s10143-012-0388-z

Cite this article as:
Sayama, C.M., Schmidt, M.H. & Bisson, E.F. Neurosurg Rev (2012) 35: 463. doi:10.1007/s10143-012-0388-z

Abstract

The surgical management of cervical spine metastases continues to evolve and improve. The authors provide an overview of the various techniques for anterior reconstruction and stabilization of the subaxial cervical spine after corpectomy for spinal metastases. Vertebral body reconstruction can be accomplished using a variety of materials such as bone autograft/allograft, polymethylmethacrylate, interbody spacers, and/or cages with or without supplemental anterior cervical plating. In some instances, posterior instrumentation is needed for additional stabilization.

Keywords

Cervical spineMetastasesSpine tumorCorpectomyReconstructionStabilization

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© Springer-Verlag 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christina M. Sayama
    • 1
  • Meic H. Schmidt
    • 1
  • Erica F. Bisson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurosciences CenterUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA