En bloc resection of 3 vertebra in a pancoast patient: Long-term stability using a free vascularized fibular graft

Cornelis G. Vos, Koen J. Hartemink, J. W.A. Oosterhuis, Hay A. Winters, Marinus A. Paul

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Abstract

Vertebral involvement is no longer a contraindication for resection in superior sulcus tumors. We describe the reconstruction of thoracic vertebras 2 to 4 using a free vascularized fibular graft combined with dorsal and ventral stabilization using rods, screws, and hooks after resection of a superior sulcus tumor that invaded the thoracic spine. No complications have occurred after 7 years of follow-up, and the reconstruction has been durable and stable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-298
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume91
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

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