Cervical spine metastases: Techniques for anterior reconstruction and stabilization

Christina M. Sayama, Meic H. Schmidt, Erica F. Bisson

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Abstract

The surgical management of cervical spine metastases continues to evolve and improve. The authors provide an overview of the various techniques for anterior reconstruction and stabilization of the subaxial cervical spine after corpectomy for spinal metastases. Vertebral body reconstruction can be accomplished using a variety of materials such as bone autograft/allograft, polymethylmethacrylate, interbody spacers, and/or cages with or without supplemental anterior cervical plating. In some instances, posterior instrumentation is needed for additional stabilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-475
Number of pages13
JournalNeurosurgical Review
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

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Keywords

  • Cervical spine
  • Corpectomy
  • Metastases
  • Reconstruction
  • Spine tumor
  • Stabilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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