Total vertebrectomy for en bloc resection of lung cancer invading the spine

Ann Thorac Surg. 1996 Feb;61(2):723-5; discussion 725-6. doi: 10.1016/0003-4975(95)01099-8.


We describe a technique of total vertebrectomy for en bloc resection of a non-small cell lung cancer with vertebral invasion through a combination of thoracic and enlarged posterior approaches, and present our entire experience of total and partial vertebrectomy for tumors invading vertebral bodies or the costovertebral angle.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Laminectomy / methods
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Spinal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Spinal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Thoracic Vertebrae / surgery*
  • Thoracotomy / methods