Anterior Approach to the Lumbosacral Spine

  • Joseph C. BabrowiczJr.


Retroperitoneal exposure of the lumbosacral spine for anterior lumbar interbody fusion can be performed safely and efficiently by surgeons trained in this valuable skill. Usually, these operations are accomplished by the combined efforts of an exposure surgeon and spine surgeon. Most commonly the exposure surgeon has either a vascular or general surgery background. Thorough preoperative evaluation of the patient, in particular, detailed review of lumbosacral spine imaging should lead to proper patient selection and thus operations with good outcomes and low rate of complications.


Anterior Retroperitoneal Approach Exposure Lumbar Interbody Fusion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph C. BabrowiczJr.
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  1. 1.Department of SurgeryInova Fairfax Medical Campus, Inova Vascular SurgeryFalls ChurchUSA

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