Spinal Tumor Surgery

A Case-Based Approach

  • Daniel M. Sciubba

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Anterior Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Chikezie I. Eseonu, Gary Gallia, Masaru Ishii
      Pages 3-10
    3. Xun Li, Jared Fridley, Thomas Kosztowski, Ziya L. Gokaslan
      Pages 19-28
    4. Wataru Ishida, Kyle L. McCormick, Sheng-fu Larry Lo
      Pages 29-41
    5. George N. Rymarczuk, Courtney Pendleton, James S. Harrop
      Pages 43-55
    6. Katherine Miller, Shanda H. Blackmon, Rex A. W. Marco
      Pages 57-68
    7. Corinna C. Zygourakis, Dean Chou
      Pages 69-73
    8. A. Karim Ahmed, Daniel M. Sciubba, Feng Wei
      Pages 81-92
    9. Étienne Bourassa-Moreau, Joel Gagnon, Charles G. Fisher
      Pages 93-106
    10. Cecilia L. Dalle Ore, Darryl Lau, Christopher Pearson Ames
      Pages 107-118
  3. Posterior Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. A. Karim Ahmed, Ian Suk, Ali Bydon, Nicholas Theodore
      Pages 121-128
    3. Daniel L. Shepherd, Michelle J. Clarke
      Pages 129-140
    4. Ori Barzilai, Ilya Laufer, Mark H. Bilsky
      Pages 177-184
    5. Zoe Zhang, Ahmed Mohyeldin, Ulas Yener, Eric Bourekas, Ehud Mendel
      Pages 185-194
    6. Ori Barzilai, Mark H. Bilsky, Ilya Laufer
      Pages 195-203
    7. A. Karim Ahmed, Daniel M. Sciubba, Stefano Boriani
      Pages 219-237
    8. A. Karim Ahmed, Zach Pennington, Ian Suk, C. Rory Goodwin, Ziya L. Gokaslan, Daniel M. Sciubba
      Pages 239-249
    9. Peter S. Rose, Daniel M. Sciubba
      Pages 251-267
  4. Intradural Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Kyle L. McCormick, Paul C. McCormick
      Pages 271-280
    3. Christian B. Theodotou, Ian Côté, Barth A. Green
      Pages 281-288
    4. Luis M. Tumialán
      Pages 289-302
    5. Mari L. Groves, George Jallo
      Pages 303-314
    6. Hani Malone, John E. O’Toole
      Pages 315-325
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 327-336

About this book


This practical, step-wise text covers the surgical approaches, resection strategies and reconstruction techniques used for each type of presenting tumor of the spine. Demonstrating the variety of anterior, posterior and intradural approaches and stabilization techniques, and spanning from pathologies of the craniocervical region to sacral and intradural pathologies, each chapter is generously illustrated with figures, radiographs and intraoperative photos. The chapters themselves follow a consistent and user-friendly format: the anatomy and biomechanics of a specific region, patient evaluation, essential oncologic principles, the decision-making process, and technical steps of surgery. A representative case illustration is provided at the conclusion of each chapter, exemplifying pertinent concepts described. Additionally, video segments accompany selected chapters, providing real-time illustration of surgical techniques. 

Technical and in-depth, yet highly accessible, Spinal Tumor Surgery: A Case-Based Approach is an essential resource for orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, and surgical oncologists operating on tumors of the spine.


Anterior approaches Anterior lumbar approach Cervico-thoracic approach Cranio-cervical approach Intradural approaches Intradural extramedullary tumor Intralesional sacrectomy Lumbar en bloc resection Minimally invasive stabilization Occipito-cervical approach and stabilization Percutaneous stabilization Posterior approaches Posterior cervical approach and stabilization Posterior decompression and fusion Posterior lumbar and sacral approach and stabilization Sacral and pelvic approach and stabilization Spinal surgery Spinal tumor Transmandibular approach Transoral approach

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel M. Sciubba
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-98421-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-98422-3
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