Transthoracic disc excision and fusion for herniated thoracic discs

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Transthoracic discectomy and fusion were performed on 19 patients for a central or central-lateral herniated thoracic disc. At initial visit, 14 patients had evidence of myelopathy, 5 had bowel or bladder dysfunction, and 13 had pain. Previous laminectomy in three patients compromised the result of later anterior decompression. Coexistent multiple sclerosis was diagnosed in two patients, who had an atypical postoperative course. The overall results of transthoracic discectomy and fusion in patients without prior laminectomy or coexistent multiple sclerosis were excellent in six, good in six, fair in one, and poor in one, demonstrating that it is a safe and effective procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-328
Number of pages6
JournalSpine
Volume19
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

Fingerprint

Intervertebral Disc Displacement
Thorax
Diskectomy
Laminectomy
Multiple Sclerosis
Spinal Cord Diseases
Decompression
Urinary Bladder
Pain

Keywords

  • decompression
  • herniated thoracic disc
  • laminectomy
  • myelopathy
  • transthoracic discectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Cite this

Transthoracic disc excision and fusion for herniated thoracic discs. / Currier, B. L.; Eismont, Frank J; Green, Barth A.

In: Spine, Vol. 19, No. 3, 01.01.1994, p. 323-328.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{df5d7a0601394bf8817cc556cb6157cc,
title = "Transthoracic disc excision and fusion for herniated thoracic discs",
abstract = "Transthoracic discectomy and fusion were performed on 19 patients for a central or central-lateral herniated thoracic disc. At initial visit, 14 patients had evidence of myelopathy, 5 had bowel or bladder dysfunction, and 13 had pain. Previous laminectomy in three patients compromised the result of later anterior decompression. Coexistent multiple sclerosis was diagnosed in two patients, who had an atypical postoperative course. The overall results of transthoracic discectomy and fusion in patients without prior laminectomy or coexistent multiple sclerosis were excellent in six, good in six, fair in one, and poor in one, demonstrating that it is a safe and effective procedure.",
keywords = "decompression, herniated thoracic disc, laminectomy, myelopathy, transthoracic discectomy",
author = "Currier, {B. L.} and Eismont, {Frank J} and Green, {Barth A}",
year = "1994",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "19",
pages = "323--328",
journal = "Spine",
issn = "0362-2436",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Transthoracic disc excision and fusion for herniated thoracic discs

AU - Currier, B. L.

AU - Eismont, Frank J

AU - Green, Barth A

PY - 1994/1/1

Y1 - 1994/1/1

N2 - Transthoracic discectomy and fusion were performed on 19 patients for a central or central-lateral herniated thoracic disc. At initial visit, 14 patients had evidence of myelopathy, 5 had bowel or bladder dysfunction, and 13 had pain. Previous laminectomy in three patients compromised the result of later anterior decompression. Coexistent multiple sclerosis was diagnosed in two patients, who had an atypical postoperative course. The overall results of transthoracic discectomy and fusion in patients without prior laminectomy or coexistent multiple sclerosis were excellent in six, good in six, fair in one, and poor in one, demonstrating that it is a safe and effective procedure.

AB - Transthoracic discectomy and fusion were performed on 19 patients for a central or central-lateral herniated thoracic disc. At initial visit, 14 patients had evidence of myelopathy, 5 had bowel or bladder dysfunction, and 13 had pain. Previous laminectomy in three patients compromised the result of later anterior decompression. Coexistent multiple sclerosis was diagnosed in two patients, who had an atypical postoperative course. The overall results of transthoracic discectomy and fusion in patients without prior laminectomy or coexistent multiple sclerosis were excellent in six, good in six, fair in one, and poor in one, demonstrating that it is a safe and effective procedure.

KW - decompression

KW - herniated thoracic disc

KW - laminectomy

KW - myelopathy

KW - transthoracic discectomy

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0028202971&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0028202971&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 19

SP - 323

EP - 328

JO - Spine

JF - Spine

SN - 0362-2436

IS - 3

ER -