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Camilo Molina, Daniel M. Sciubba, Christopher Chaput, P. Justin Tortolani, George I. Jallo, and Ryan M. Kretzer

. Given the increased use of TLSs, several authors have recently reported the anatomical characteristics of the cervical and thoracic laminae in the adult population. 6 , 11 , 21 In addition, anatomical characteristics of the cervical laminae of the pediatric spine have been described. 5 However, no such data exist to guide safe TLS placement in the thoracic spine of the pediatric population. Because this technique may be especially applicable as an alternative to PS fixation and as a bailout procedure following failed PS placement in cases of pediatric spinal