Comparison of clinical outcomes in decompression and fusion versus decompression only in patients with ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: a meta-analysis.

@article{Mehdi2016ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of clinical outcomes in decompression and fusion versus decompression only in patients with ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Syed K Mehdi and Vincent J. Alentado and Bryan Shiu Lun Lee and Thomas E. Mroz and Edward C. Benzel and Michael P. Steinmetz},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2016},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={E9}
}
OBJECTIVE Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is a pathological calcification or ossification of the PLL, predominantly occurring in the cervical spine. Although surgery is often necessary for patients with symptomatic neurological deterioration, there remains controversy with regard to the optimal surgical treatment. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, the authors identified differences in complications and outcomes after anterior or posterior decompression and… CONTINUE READING
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