Infra-Conus Single-Level Laminectomy for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy: Technical Advance

@article{Bales2016InfraConusSL,
  title={Infra-Conus Single-Level Laminectomy for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy: Technical Advance},
  author={James William Bales and Susan D. Apkon and Marisa B Osorio and Gregory A. Kinney and R. Aaron Robison and Erin Hooper and Samuel R. Browd},
  journal={Pediatric Neurosurgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={51},
  pages={284 - 291}
}
Background/Aims: Selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy is an effective and well-validated surgical approach. Multiple techniques have been described in the past including multiple laminectomies and a single-level laminectomy at the level of the conus. There is considerable technical challenge involved with a single-level laminectomy approach. Methods: We report here a modification of the single-level laminectomy that selectively analyzes each individual nerve root with… 

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