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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  Gynecological Surgery
  •  Thoracic Surgery
  •  Colon and Rectal Surgery
  •  Pediatric Surgery
  •  Vascular Surgery
  •  Plastic Surgery
  •  General Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2021;6(1):3193.Research Article | Open Access

Avoiding Cage Dislodgement after L5 Corpectomy: Technical Note

María de los Ángeles Cañizares-Méndez1,2, Julio Valencia-Anguita1 , Antonio López-González3 , Javier Márquez-Rivas2,3, Inmaculada Díaz-Cano Carmona4 and Manuel E Jiménez-Mejías5 *

1 Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Virgen Macarena and Virgen del Rocío, Seville, Spain 2 Center for Advanced Neurology, Seville, Spain 3 Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (IBiS), University of Seville/CSIC/University Hospital Virgen del Rocío, Seville, Spain 4 Department of Rehabilitation, University Hospital Virgen del Rocío, Seville, Spain 5 Clinical Unit of Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Infectious Diseases Research Group, Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (IBiS), University of Seville/CSIC/University Hospital Virgen del Rocío, Seville, Spain

*Correspondance to: Manuel Enrique Jiménez-Mejías 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.3193


Objective: This technical note describes a simple, easily reproducible, and economical technique for securing an L5 cage after an anterior corpectomy. According to biomechanical and anatomical characteristics of the lumbosacral level, cage dislodgement after an L5 corpectomy is a challenging complication. Methods: Based on a case report, the operative technique described consists of introducing two small screws in the superior plate of S1 avoiding an anterior displacement of the cage. Results: These screws favor an adequate location of the cage, diminishing pseudoarthrosis, and vascular or abdominal injuries secondary to the cage dislodgement. Conclusion: We suggest keeping in mind this technique in cases with an increased risk of cage displacement, or reoperations, which patients have an anatomical impossibility to secure the cage with an anterior plate. It could be a helpful resource in these cases.


L5 burst fracture; Anterior retroperitoneal lumbar corpectomy; Lumbar cage dislodgement; Technical note

Cite the article

de los Ángeles Cañizares-Méndez M, Valencia-Anguita J, López-González A, Márquez-Rivas J, Díaz-Cano Carmona I, Jiménez-Mejías ME. Avoiding Cage Dislodgement after L5 Corpectomy: Technical Note. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3193.

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