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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2011 September;55(3):283-8

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Management of calcified thoracic disc herniation using ultrasonic bone curette SONO-PET®: technical description

Landi A., Marotta N., Mancarella C., Dugoni D. E., Delfini R.

Department of Neurosurgery, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy


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This paper describes the surgical management of a post-traumatic calcified thoracic disc herniation treated using ultrasonic bone curette SONO-PET®. The case described concerns a young man with a symptomatic calcified thoracic disc herniation, who underwent posterolateral approach and transversoarthropediculectomy. Patient underwent posterolateral approach with excellent postoperative results. Neurophysiological monitoring somato-sensory evoked potential (SSEP) and muscle motor evoked potentials (MMEP), inclination of 30° toward the unaffected side of the operating table, the use of Ultrasonic Bone-Curette SONO-PET® and proper reconstruction of the three floors of the back muscles allows the removal of the disc herniation safer and risk’s free, and less invasive for the patient.

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