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

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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.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Neurologi
  • Ortopedi
  • Radiologi och bildbehandling
  • Kirurgi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)97-101
Antal sidor5
TidskriftActa Neurochirurgica
Volym122
Utgivningsnummer1-2
StatusPublished - 1993
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa