A Lumbar Corpectomy is a procedure to remove the vertebral body portion of the spinal segment.
The vertebral body is the bony portion between the discs that sits in front of the spinal canal. This is often done for fracture and tumor treatment. Sometimes there is nerve or spinal cord compression with fractures and tumors and this type of procedure can be very effective at decompressing those structures. A bone graft with or without a metal plate and screws is used to reconstruct the spine and provide stability.