Corpectomy is an operation to remove a portion of the vertebra and adjacent intervertebral discs for decompression of the spinal cord and spinal nerves. A bone graft or an interbody cage with or without a metal plate and screws is used to reconstruct the spine and provide stability.
XLIF Corpectomy – Minimal Disruption.
Traditional open corpectomy procedures are invasive, and the surgery can often be worse than the pathology. XLIF Corpectomy is a minimally disruptive surgical solution for treating tumor and trauma patients, allowing the surgeon to directly access the pertinent anatomy, decompress the spinal cord, and stabilize the anterior column all with conventional instruments and conventional technique.