Surgical Management of a Patient With Thoracic Spinal Cord Herniation
Intraoperative video of a left-sided transpedicular approach to the T3-4 disk space. The dura is opened laterally and the spinal cord mobilized to visualize the ventral herniation. Upon identifying the dural defect, the opening is lengthened sharply both superiorly and inferiorly and then packed with dural substitute. The spinal cord demonstrates good reduction at the end of the procedure.
Neurosurgery. 77(3):E492-E499, September 2015