Background: Thoracic disc herniation (TDH) is a rare condition with severe neurological sequelae. Surgical management is still a matter of debate and challenging.
Method: We present a modification of the transdural approach for TDH. The approach has been described in a stepwise fashion, analysing pre-, peri-, and postoperative strategies to improve patients' management and reduce approach-related morbidity.
Conclusion: The modified posterior transdural approach represents an effective technique for TDH, minimizing the risk of spinal cord damages, which can dramatically affect the outcome.
Keywords: Discectomy; Spinal cord; Thoracic disc herniation; Transdural approach.