Costotransversectomy: A posterolateral approach to the thoracic spine

Srdjan Mirkovic, Steven R. Garfin

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Indications for a costotransversectomy are drainage of epidural and retropleural abscesses, vertebral body or pedicle biopsy, thoracic disectomy, partial vertebral body resection, and posterolateral spinal fusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalOperative Techniques in Orthopaedics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1993


  • Costotransversectomy
  • costovertebral articulation
  • intercostal vessels
  • parietal pleura
  • segmental vessels
  • spinal canal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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