Seventeen patients with pathological fractures of the thoracolumbar spine which had not responded to conservative treatment are reported. All had compression of the spinal cord and/or severe pain. All (except one treated by lateral rhachotomy) were treated by anterior decompression followed by stabilisation; when the lesion was below T2 the spine was stabilised anteriorly, and when it was higher posterior instrumentation was used. Sixteen of the 17 patients benefited from the procedure.
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