A surgical approach through the pedicle to protruded thoracic discs

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✓ Three cases of thoracic disc herniation presenting with signs of spinal cord compression are reported. The patients were operated on by an approach through a midline incision in which a pedicle is removed. Two patients were cured and one has improved.

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Address reprint requests to: Russel H. Patterson, Jr., M.D., Division of Neurosurgery, The New York Hospital, 525 East 68th Street, New York, New York 10021.

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