Thoracic Corpectomy: Indications and Techniques

  • Steven Spitz
  • Anthony Conte


A spine surgeon must contemplate multiple factors, including a patient’s overall health and functional status, pathology, surgical goals, levels involved, and one’s own comfort level before undertaking a thoracic corpectomy. A variety of approaches have been developed over the last several decades to maximize access to and minimize manipulation of the thoracic spinal cord.


Thoracic vertebral body resection Reconstruction Corpectomy Osteomyelitis Erosive discitis Epidural abscesses Transpedicular approach Costotransversectomy Transthoracic Mini-open Grafting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Spitz
    • 1
  • Anthony Conte
    • 2
  1. 1.MedStar Southern Maryland HospitalClintonUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryMedStar Georgetown University HospitalWashington, DCUSA

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