Prone Transpsoas Approach for Adjacent Segment Disease and Flatback Deformity: Technical Note and Case Report

Timothy E. O'Connor, Mary Margaret O'Hehir, Jennifer Z. Mao, Jeffrey P. Mullin, John Pollina
2021 Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery  
The prone transpsoas approach is a relatively new technique to correct segmental kyphosis and global sagittal imbalance in a minimally invasive fashion. Here, we provide a detailed case report using the prone transpsoas approach to address adjacent segment disease and flatback deformity. This technique allows considerable restoration of segmental lordosis with lateral interbody placement and posterior decompression and fusion using a single position approach. Our experience with the surgical
more » ... ith the surgical technique and the advantages and challenges unique to this approach are discussed.
doi:10.4236/ojmn.2021.111003 fatcat:73ybgoujybfrlbafjjgo2hwwka