Quantitative outcome and radiographic comparisons between laminectomy and laminotomy in the treatment of acquired lumbar stenosis.

@article{Thomas1997QuantitativeOA,
  title={Quantitative outcome and radiographic comparisons between laminectomy and laminotomy in the treatment of acquired lumbar stenosis.},
  author={Nick M. Thomas and Gary L. Rea and Brian K. Pikul and L J Mervis and Ronald D. Irsik and John M. McGregor},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={567-74; discussion 574-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to conduct a comparative quantitative analysis of outcomes, radiographic findings, and magnetic resonance imaging results after laminectomy or laminotomy was performed for patients with lumbar stenosis. Such as analysis had not previously been conducted. METHODS Twenty-six patients with no exclusion criteria who were treated surgically for acquired stenosis at the Division of Neurological Surgery at The Ohio State University from 1990 to 1993 were… CONTINUE READING

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