Minimally Invasive Surgery Strategies: Changing the Treatment of Spine Tumors
Barzilai O, Robin AM, O'Toole JE, and Laufer I. Minimally Invasive Surgery Strategies: Changing the Treatment of Spine Tumors. Neurosurg Clin N Am 2020; 31(2):201-209.
Neurosurgery clinics of North America
Innovation in surgical technique and contemporary spinal instrumentation paired with intraoperative navigation/imaging concepts allows for safer and less-invasive surgical approaches. The combination of stereotactic body radiotherapy, contemporary surgical adjuncts, and less-invasive techniques serves to minimize blood loss, soft tissue injury, and length of hospital stay without compromising surgical efficacy, potentially enabling patients to begin adjuvant treatment sooner.