Corpectomy and vertebral body replacement in the lumbar and thoracic spine – the extreme lateral approach (XLIF)

Volkmar Heidecke & Nikolai G. Rainov
Objective: Minimally invasive surgical approaches to the spine are increasingly used instead of large and more invasive exposure techniques. We present our experience with total vertebral body replacement using a minimally invasive surgical approach to the anterior spine, the extreme-lateral interbody[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]