Category: SpineManagement of Thoracic Disc DiseaseMummaneni, Praveen V. M.D.; Rodts, Gerald E. M.D.; Subach, Brian R. M.D.; Birch, Barry D. M.D.; Haid, Regis W. M.D.Author Information Dr. Mummaneni is Clinical Instructor and Complex Spine Fellow; Dr. Rodts is Associate Professor; Dr. Subach is Assistant Professor; and Dr. Haid is Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, The Emory Clinic, Emory University, 1365 Clifton Road, Building B, Suite 6400, Atlanta, GA 30322. Dr. Birch is Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic, 13400 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. Drs. Mummaneni and Subach have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Drs. Rodts, Haid, and Birch have disclosed that they are consultants for Medtronic, Inc. Editor: Ali F. Krisht, M.D.* University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Production Assistant: Ronalda Williams Editorial Board: Ossama Al-Mefty, M.D. Evandro De Oliveira, M.D. Curtis A. Dickman, M.D. Rudolph Fahlbusch, M.D. John Fox, M.D. Allan Friedman, M.D. Douglas Kondziolka, M.D. Mark Linskey, M.D. Tom Origitano, M.D. Glenn Pait, M.D. Kalmon Post, M.D. Chandra Sen, M.D. Robert Solomon, M.D. Martin Weiss, M.D. Gazi Yasargil, M.D. * Dr. Krisht has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Contemporary Neurosurgery: November 1st, 2001 - Volume 23 - Issue 22 - p 1-7 Buy Abstract Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Discuss the clinical findings and radiological evaluation of patients with thoracic disc herniations. 2. Discuss the indications for treatment of thoracic disc herniations. 3. Explain the operative considerations and different surgical approaches used in the treatment of thoracic disc herniation. © 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.