Neural anatomy, neuromonitoring and related complications in extreme lateral interbody fusion: video lecture

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

Access options

Buy single article

Instant unlimited access to the full article PDF.

US$ 39.95

Price includes VAT for USA

Subscribe to journal

Immediate online access to all issues from 2019. Subscription will auto renew annually.

US$ 199

This is the net price. Taxes to be calculated in checkout.


  1. 1.

    Dakwar E, Vale FL, Uribe JS (2011) Trajectory of the main sensory and motor branches of the lumbar plexus outside the psoas muscle related to the lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approach. J Neurosurg Spine 14:290–295

  2. 2.

    Uribe JS, Arredondo N, Dakwar E, Vale FL (2010) Defining the safe working zones using the minimally invasive lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approach: an anatomical study. J Neurosurg Spine 13:260–266

  3. 3.

    Dakwar E, Le TV, Baaj AA, Le AX, Smith WD, Akbarnia BA, Uribe JS (2011) Abdominal wall paresis as a complication of minimally invasive lateral transpsoas interbody fusion. Neurosurg Focus 31(4):E18

  4. 4.

    Moro T, Kikuchi S-I, Konno S-I et al (2003) An anatomic study of the lumbar plexus with respect to retroperitoneal endoscopic surgery. Spine 28(5):423–428

  5. 5.

    Park DK, Lee MJ, Lin EL, Singh K, An HS, Phillips FM (2010) The relationship of intrapsoas nerves during a transpsoas approach to the lumbar spine anatomic study. J Spinal Disord Tech 23:223–228

  6. 6.

    Regev GJ, Chen L, Dhawan M, Lee YP, Garfin SR, Kim CW (2009) Morphometric analysis of the ventral nerve roots and retroperitoneal vessels with respect to the minimally invasive lateral approach in normal and deformed spines. Spine 34(12):1330–1335

  7. 7.

    Tohmeh AG, Rodgers WB, Peterson MD (2011) Dynamically evoked, discrete-threshold electromyography in the extreme lateral interbody fusion approach. J Neurosurg Spine 14:31–37

Download references

Author information

Correspondence to Juan S. Uribe.

Electronic supplementary material

Below is the link to the electronic supplementary material.

Supplementary material 1 (WMV 246939 kb)

Supplementary material 1 (WMV 246939 kb)

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Uribe, J.S. Neural anatomy, neuromonitoring and related complications in extreme lateral interbody fusion: video lecture. Eur Spine J 24, 445–446 (2015) doi:10.1007/s00586-015-3950-x

Download citation


  • XLIF
  • Lateral
  • Interbody
  • Neural anatomy
  • Lumbar plexus
  • Neuromonitoring