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Ventral Transvertebral Intradural Approach in Cervical and Thoracic Lesions

  • R. Lorenz
  • W. I. Steudel
  • F. Kreth
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 17)


Intradurally and ventrally situated extramedullary or intramedullary lesions can be operated on from a dorsal, dorsolateral, ventrola- teral, or ventral approach. Disadvantages of the dorsal approach consist in the danger of damaging the spinal cord. The direct way to the ventral spinal cord is the ventral approach [2,3,7,14,15].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Lorenz
    • 1
  • W. I. Steudel
    • 1
  • F. Kreth
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische Klinik der Medizinischen Hochschule HannoverHannover 61Germany

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