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Myelography in the late postoperative period in patients subjected to anterior cervical decompression and fusion

Brandt, Lennart LU ; Karlsson, Magnus LU ; Holmstedt, Lars LU ; Obrant, Karl LU and Holtås, Stig LU (1993) In Acta Neurochirurgica 122(1-2). p.97-101
Abstract
During a 13 year period, 286 patients with cervical disc herniation and/or spondylotic spurs, were subjected to anterior decompression and vertebral interbody fusion with autologous bone. Twenty patients were re-admitted in the late postoperative period due to recurrent radicular symptoms and/or signs of myelopathy. In these patients myelography was performed again. In 14 patients spinal cord compression and/or nerve root involvement at a new level was visualized. At the operated level, however, the myelograms demonstrated a smooth anterior wall in the spinal canal. The series confirms the safety, effectiveness and reliability of the Cloward procedure in achieving long term spinal cord and nerve root decompression, and a solid vertebral... (More)
During a 13 year period, 286 patients with cervical disc herniation and/or spondylotic spurs, were subjected to anterior decompression and vertebral interbody fusion with autologous bone. Twenty patients were re-admitted in the late postoperative period due to recurrent radicular symptoms and/or signs of myelopathy. In these patients myelography was performed again. In 14 patients spinal cord compression and/or nerve root involvement at a new level was visualized. At the operated level, however, the myelograms demonstrated a smooth anterior wall in the spinal canal. The series confirms the safety, effectiveness and reliability of the Cloward procedure in achieving long term spinal cord and nerve root decompression, and a solid vertebral interbody fusion. (Less)
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cervical disc, Cervical spondylosis, anterior fusion, late myelography, Cloward procedure
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Acta Neurochirurgica
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122
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1-2
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97 - 101
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Springer
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0001-6268
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10.1007/BF01446993
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  abstract     = {During a 13 year period, 286 patients with cervical disc herniation and/or spondylotic spurs, were subjected to anterior decompression and vertebral interbody fusion with autologous bone. Twenty patients were re-admitted in the late postoperative period due to recurrent radicular symptoms and/or signs of myelopathy. In these patients myelography was performed again. In 14 patients spinal cord compression and/or nerve root involvement at a new level was visualized. At the operated level, however, the myelograms demonstrated a smooth anterior wall in the spinal canal. The series confirms the safety, effectiveness and reliability of the Cloward procedure in achieving long term spinal cord and nerve root decompression, and a solid vertebral interbody fusion.},
  author       = {Brandt, Lennart and Karlsson, Magnus and Holmstedt, Lars and Obrant, Karl and Holtås, Stig},
  issn         = {0001-6268},
  keyword      = {cervical disc,Cervical spondylosis,anterior fusion,late myelography,Cloward procedure},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1-2},
  pages        = {97--101},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Acta Neurochirurgica},
  title        = {Myelography in the late postoperative period in patients subjected to anterior cervical decompression and fusion},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01446993},
  volume       = {122},
  year         = {1993},
}