Minimally invasive treatment of thoracic disc herniations

Laura A. Snyder*, Zachary A. Smith, Nader S. Dahdaleh, Richard G. Fessler

*Corresponding author for this work

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In the past, treatment of thoracic disc herniations has not been seen as a minimally invasive procedure. This article evaluates the progression of minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of thoracic disc herniations. Discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of the approaches is noted so that surgeons may consider them while incorporating these techniques in their practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-277
Number of pages7
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2014


  • Costrotransversectomy
  • Disc herniation
  • Lateral extracavitary approach
  • Microendoscopic discectomy
  • Microscopic discectomy
  • Minimally invasive
  • Thoracic disc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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