Note by Dr Thapa.
This paper of ours on keyhole surgery in spine to remove intradural tumors was judged the best among the many presented in the last World Spine conference in Gurgaon India. This paper which was accompanied by video of our surgical approach summarised our technique in patients who had complex spinal cord tumors and were operated with literally no significant complications and excellent results.
Advantage of our novel approach are
1. No need of costly instrumentation to stabilise the spine
2. Good visualisation of tumor
3. Early mobilisation and no need of bracing
4. Effectively leading to less cost and less hospital stay