Cervical laminectomy for the treatment of cervical degenerative myelopathy.

@article{Ryken2009CervicalLF,
  title={Cervical laminectomy for the treatment of cervical degenerative myelopathy.},
  author={Timothy Ryken and Robert F. Heary and Paul G. Matz and Paul A. Anderson and Michael W. Groff and Langston T. Holly and Michael G. Kaiser and Praveen V. Mummaneni and Tanvir F. Choudhri and Edward J. Vresilovic and Daniel K. Resnick},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={142-9}
}
OBJECT The objective of this systematic review was to use evidence-based medicine to examine the efficacy of cervical laminectomy for the treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). METHODS The National Library of Medicine and Cochrane Database were queried using MeSH headings and keywords relevant to cervical laminectomy and CSM. Abstracts were reviewed after which studies meeting inclusion criteria were selected. The guidelines group assembled an evidentiary table summarizing the… CONTINUE READING