Turkish Neurosurgery 2014 , Vol 24 , Num 1
Endoscopic Approach to Treat Thoracal Spine Deformity
Mehdi SASANI1, Bilgehan SOLMAZ2
1American Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
2Istanbul Research and Training Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
Minimally invasive surgery is currently a goal for surgical intervention in the spine. The effectiveness of endoscopic thoracic spine surgery and technological improvements are considered to be two factors that are routinely applied to spine surgery, particularly in spine deformity surgery practice. The favorable results of thoracoscopic spine surgery encourage its application to situations in which a conventional thoracic approach is indicated. Thoracoscopic spine surgery is applicable to patients with spine deformity diseases. Keywords : Minimal invasive surgery, Thoracal spine disease, Thoracoscopic spine surgery, Video-assisted thoracoscopic deformity surgery (VATS), Scoliosis, Deformity
Corresponding author : Mehdi Sasanı, sasanim@gmail.com