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Thoracic Extrapedicular (Transverse Process) Screws Fixation : Technical Note.
Gyeong Mi Choi, Dae Cheol Rim, Sung Ki Ahn, Hyun Chul Choi
Department of Neurosurgery, Sacred Heart Hospital, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Anyang, Korea. chcmc@hanmail.net
Authors performed extrapedicular screws fixation in thoracic spines. Because patient had very narrow thoracic pedicles, classical transpedicular screws fixation could not be accomplished. In case of narrow thoracic pedicles, extrapedicular screws fixation would be a good alternative technique. We describe here a method for thoracic extrapedicular screws fixation.
Keywords: Extrapedicular screws placement;Pedicle screw;Spine;Thoracic;Transverse process

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