An Anterolateral Approach to Resection
The anterolateral procedure is one of ideal approaches to the anterior part of the cervical spinal canal because it allows minimally invasive surgery without any fixation. However, it is not frequently used due to various technical difficulties. This patient had an intradural schwannoma ventrolateral to the spinal cord that was removed using this method.
Neurosurgery. 65(6):1178-1181, December 2009