Risk factors for dural tears in the cervical spine.

  title={Risk factors for dural tears in the cervical spine.},
  author={Kevin R Oʼneill and Brian J. Neuman and Colleen M. Peters and Kiehyun Daniel Riew},
  volume={39 17},
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of prospective database. OBJECTIVE To investigate the incidence of cervical dural tears (DTs), risk factors for occurrence and failure of treatment, and the effect on clinical outcomes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Only 1 study has specifically investigated the impact of cervical DTs. METHODS Cervical spine surgical procedures performed by the senior author (K.D.R.) at Washington University from 1995-2012 were evaluated. Demographic data, surgical history… CONTINUE READING