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- ChapterSource: Baaj A, Kakaria U, Kim H, ed. Surgery of the Thoracic Spine: Principles and Techniques. 1st Edition. Thieme; 2019. doi:10.1055/b-006-163751Comment: The thoracic segment of the spine has unique anatomical and neuroanatomical features that differentiate it from the cervical spine above and lumbosacral spine below. Compression of the thoracic spine may occur due to degenerative and/or spondylotic disease, traumatic injury, infection, or neoplastic disease. Neurological injury can occur on the basis of mechanical compression, and can result in clinical neurological deficits. The clinical presentation of thoracic spinal compression is varied, based on the location and the degree of compression. The clinical features of thoracic cord compression and thoracic radiculopathy are dictated by the longitudinal and cross-sectional neuroanatomy of the spine, and can be identified by characteristic features related to this neuroanatomy.
Sublaminar Fixation, Selected From Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, 3e, Alexander R. Vaccaro and Todd J. Albert, 2016Source: Vaccaro A, Albert T, ed. Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade. 3rd Edition. Thieme; 2016. doi:10.1055/b-006-160910Comment: Sublaminar wires or bands are often used in conjunction with longitudinal members (rods) to provide rigid segment stability to the posterior spine. Such sublaminar fixation devices are an efficient means of manipulating the spinal column in both the coronal and sagittal planes.
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