WFNS Spine Committee Textbook on Thoracic Spine is a comprehensive, illustrated
review of surgical management of the thoracic spine, from the World Federation
of Neurosurgical Societies.
This book is divided into 53 chapters, beginning with applied anatomy of the thoracic spine. A wide variety of spinal conditions are covered such as tuberculosis and vascular malformations of the spine. Topics include spinal tumours, spine biomechanics, spinal deformity and infections of the thoracic spine. Procedures covered range from endoscopic and robot assisted discectomy to microsurgery for transitional thoracic disc herniation, and 360 degree excision and reconstruction of the thoracic spine.
Enhanced by over 550 illustrations, images and tables, WFNS Spine Committee Textbook on Thoracic Spine provides clear guidance for postgraduate students, junior consultants and senior practising neurosurgeons.
• Comprehensive review of surgical management of the thoracic spine from the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
• Chapters on anatomy, biomechanics, spinal conditions and surgical procedures
• 558 illustrations, images and tables
Chapter 1 Applied Anatomy of the Thoracic Spine Chapter 2 Cementoplasty in Spontaneous Thoracic Spine Fractures Chapter 3 Intradural Extramedullary Tumors of Thoracic Spine Chapter 4 Lateral Extracavitary Approach to the Thoracic Spine Chapter 5 Management of Tumors of the Thoracolumbar Spine Chapter 6 Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors Chapter 7 Surgical Treatment of Thoracic Spinal Stenosis by Minimally Invasive Surgery Chapter 8 Thoracic Disc Herniations Chapter 9 Thoracic Spinal Canal Narrowing Chapter 10 Thoracic Spine Biomechanics Chapter 11 Thoracic Spine Tumors and Minimal Access Spine Surgery Chapter 12 Tuberculosis of the Thoracic Spine Chapter 13 Costo-Transversectomy Chapter 14 Antero-Lateral Exposure of the Dorso-Lumbar Spine Chapter 15 Spinal Vascular Malformations Chapter 16 Endoscopic Approach to Anterior Thoracic Spine Chapter 17 History of Thoracic Disc Herniation Chapter 18 Interventional Neuroradiology in Hypervascular Spinal Neoplasms Chapter 19 Lateral Extracavitary Approach to Thoracic Spine Chapter 20 Pedicle Screws and Rods for Stabilisation of the Thoracic Spine Chapter 21 Trans Axillary Approach to the Upper Dorsal Spine Chapter 22 Transclavicular Transmanubrial Approach to the Anterior Upper Thoracic Spine Chapter 23 Trans Pedicular Approach–A Gate Way to the Spine Chapter 24 Trans-Thoracic Disc Excision Chapter 25 Minimally Access Vitom Thoracotomy Chapter 26 Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopic Discectomy Chapter 27 Ossification of Posterior Longitudinal Ligament in Thoracic Spine Chapter 28 Ossified Ligamentum Flavum in Thoracic Spine Chapter 29 Percutaneous Endoscopic Thoracic Discectomy with Facetoplasty Chapter 30 Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation in Thoracic Spine: Extrapedicular Approach Chapter 31 Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Metastatic Tumors of the Thoracic Spine Chapter 32 Thoracic Spinal Cord Tumors Chapter 33 Thoracic Spinal Deformity Chapter 34 Transthoracic Approach for Ossified Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Thoracic Spine Chapter 35 Infections of Thoracic Spine Chapter 36 Microsurgery for Transitional Thoracic Disc Herniation Chapter 37 Minimally Invasive Robotic Assisted Thoracic Spine Surgery Chapter 38 Percutaneous Pedicle Screws and Rods for Spinal Stabilisation-Operative Technique Chapter 39 Transdural Spinal Cord Herniation Chapter 40 Techniques of Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation: Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty and Vesselplasty Chapter 41 Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery for Thoracic Spinal Diseases Chapter 42 Morphometric Study of the Thoracic Vertebrae Chapter 43 Early Onset Scoliosis Chapter 44 Image Guided Thoracic Pedicle Screw Placement Chapter 45 Ligamental Hypertrophy in Thoracic Spine Chapter 46 Posterolateral Approach to the Thoracic Spine Chapter 47 Vascular Malformations of the Spinal Cord Chapter 48 Surgical Management of Tuberculous Infection in the Thoracic Spine Chapter 49 Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach to the Spine Chapter 50 Anterior Approach to the Chest and Thoracic Spine Chapter 51 Thoracic Laminectomy Chapter 52 Thoracic Spine Tuberculosis, Diagnosis and Management Chapter 53 Pattern of Spinal Tumors at a Neurosurgical Centre i
PS Ramani MD MSc DSc
Senior Consultant Neuro Surgeon, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai