Comparison of clinical outcomes between laminoplasty, posterior decompression with instrumented fusion, and anterior decompression with fusion for K-line (–) cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament

@article{Koda2016ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of clinical outcomes between laminoplasty, posterior decompression with instrumented fusion, and anterior decompression with fusion for K-line (–) cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament},
  author={Masao Koda and Makondo Mochizuki and Hiroaki Konishi and Atsuomi Aiba and Ryo Kadota and Taigo Inada and Koshiro Kamiya and Mitsutoshi Ota and Satoshi Maki and Kazuhisa Takahashi and Masashi Yamazaki and Chikato Mannoji and Takeo Furuya},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={25},
  pages={2294-2301}
}
The K-line, which is a virtual line that connects the midpoints of the anteroposterior diameter of the spinal canal at C2 and C7 in a plain lateral radiogram, is a useful preoperative predictive indicator for sufficient decompression by laminoplasty (LMP) for ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). K-line is defined as (+) when the peak of OPLL does not exceed the K-line, and is defined as (–) when the peak of OPLL exceeds the K-line. For patients with K-line (–) OPLL, LMP… CONTINUE READING
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