Intralesional Sacrectomy

  • A. Karim Ahmed
  • Zach Pennington
  • Ian Suk
  • C. Rory Goodwin
  • Ziya L. Gokaslan
  • Daniel M. Sciubba


Tumors of the sacrum represent only 1–7% of spine tumors, with metastatic lesions more common than primary neoplasms. Unlike primary tumors, the surgical management of sacral metastasis is palliative to address pain, neurologic dysfunction, and/or instability. Intralesional sacrectomy requires an appreciation of the regional anatomy, biomechanical properties, surgical indications, patient evaluation, and operative techniques.


Intralesional sacrectomy Sacral metastasis Tumor Sacrum Spine Sacral laminectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Karim Ahmed
    • 1
  • Zach Pennington
    • 1
  • Ian Suk
    • 1
  • C. Rory Goodwin
    • 2
  • Ziya L. Gokaslan
    • 3
  • Daniel M. Sciubba
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryThe Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Duke University Medical CenterDepartment of NeurosurgeryDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Department of Neurosurgery, Rhode Island HospitalWarren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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