Surgery on the thoracic spine

Tod B. Sloan, Evalina Burger

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1 Scopus citations


Indications for spinal deformity surgery in the thoracic spine are similar to those in the cervical or lumbar spine. The major differences in the procedure include the special considerations needed to accommodate the anatomical variations in the orientation of the facet joints and pedicles, as well as the anterior approach to the spine, which involves surgery through the chest cavity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMonitoring the Nervous System for Anesthesiologists and Other Health Care Professionals
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781461403081
ISBN (Print)1461403073, 9781461403074
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Marfans's syndrome
  • Neurological risk
  • Neurophysiological monitoring
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Pathophysiology
  • Surgical approach
  • Thoracic spine surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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