The Transsacral, Transcoccygeal Approach to Prevertebral Spinal Tumors

  • K. Roosen
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 14)


Rare retroperitoneal tumors of the sacrococcygeal region present special therapeutic problems (24). Their narrow topographic relationship to the plexus lumbosacralis, the presacral blood vessels, and the intestines explains the necessity for an exact preoperative diagnosis (Table 1). This decides whether an anterior transabdominal, a lateral retroperitoneal, or a posterior transsacral approach should be chosen or whether a two-sided, combined anteroposterior approach will be effective.


Nerve Root Bacterial Meningitis Bony Defect Intravenous Urogram Plexus Lumbosacralis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Roosen
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  1. 1.Neurochirurgische Klinik und PoliklinikUniversitätsklinikum der Gesamthochschule EssenEssen 1Germany

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