Minimally invasive spine surgery: systematic review

Péter Banczerowski, Gábor Czigléczki, Zoltán Papp, Róbert Veres, Harry Zvi Rappaport, János Vajda

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Minimally invasive procedures in spine surgery have undergone significant development in recent times. These procedures have the common aim of avoiding biomechanical complications associated with some traditional destructive methods and improving efficacy. These new techniques prevent damage to crucial posterior stabilizers and preserve the structural integrity and stability of the spine. The wide variety of reported minimally invasive methods for different pathologies necessitates a systematic classification. In the present review, authors first provide a classification system of minimally invasive techniques based on the location of the pathologic lesion to be treated, to help the surgeon in selecting the appropriate procedure. Minimally invasive techniques are then described in detail, including technical features, advantages, complications, and clinical outcomes, based on available literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-26
Number of pages16
JournalNeurosurgical Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015



  • Endoscopic procedure
  • Interbody fusion
  • Interspinous device
  • Minimally invasive
  • Percutaneous technique
  • Spine surgery
  • Surgical approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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