Case: An eleven-year-old girl with a left C6 pedicle mass consistent with an osteoblastoma was treated with a minimally invasive procedure with use of intraoperative imaging to guide intralesional curettage and grafting. Conclusion: Intraoperative navigation allowed localization of the tumor. We used a muscle-splitting approach and avoided the muscle stripping and blood loss associated with a standard midline incision. Performing tumor resection with minimally invasive methods enabled us to avoid a spinal fusion; this eliminated the additional risks associated with fusion, including nonunion, loss of motion, and future revisions related to the instrumentation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||JBJS case connector|
|State||Published - Oct 14 2015|