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Minimally invasive oblique interbody fusion for correction of iatrogenic lumbar deformity

Spinal instability may arise as a consequence of decompressive lumbar surgery. An oblique lumbar interbody fusion combined with pedicle screw fixation can provide indirect decompression on neural elements, stabilization of mobile spondylolisthesis, and restoration of segmental lordosis. Minimally invasive techniques may facilitate a shorter hospitalization and faster recovery than a traditional open revision operation. The authors describe the use of an anterior interbody fusion via an oblique retroperitoneal approach and posterior pedicle screw fixation to treat a 67-year-old woman who developed L3–4 and L4–5 unstable spondylolisthesis after a lumbar laminectomy.

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Large Hypervascular Vermian Hemangioblastoma

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Cerebellar Pontine Angle and Fourth Ventricle

Dr. Rhoton's lecture on the anatomy of the cerebellopontine angle and fourth ventricle. The retrosigmoid and telovelar approaches are discussed.

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