A novel, minimally invasive resection of a pediatric cervical spine osteoblastoma

Angela Honstad, David W. Polly, Matthew A. Hunt

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere108
JournalJBJS case connector
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 14 2015

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