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Robot-assisted T12 pediculectomy and resection of a ventral thoracic meningioma. Neurosurg Focus Video 2023 Oct;9(2):V18

Date

10/19/2023

Pubmed ID

37854647

Pubmed Central ID

PMC10580736

DOI

10.3171/2023.7.FOCVID2372

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85173913893 (requires institutional sign-in at Scopus site)

Abstract

Spinal meningiomas represent 25%-45% of intradural spinal tumors and are commonly seen in the thoracic spine. Ventral midline spinal meningiomas in the thoracic spine are challenging lesions to resect given their location in relation to the spinal cord. Resection for symptomatic or growing lesions requires adequate bone removal to limit retraction of the spinal cord. Surgical adjuncts such as intraoperative navigation, robotics, and ultrasound can improve the efficiency of and safety for resection of these lesions. The authors present a case of a complete resection of a ventral thoracic meningioma using a T12 transpedicular approach with robot-assisted navigated pediculectomy and intraoperative ultrasonography.

Author List

Rahman M, Truong H, Vedantam A

Author

Aditya Vedantam MD Assistant Professor in the Neurosurgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin