Surgical complications and management of occipitothoracic fusion for cervical destructive lesions in RA patients.

@article{Hirano2010SurgicalCA,
  title={Surgical complications and management of occipitothoracic fusion for cervical destructive lesions in RA patients.},
  author={Kenichi Hirano and Yukihiro Matsuyama and Yoshihito Sakai and Yoshito Katayama and Shiro Imagama and Zenya Ito and Norimitsu Wakao and Hisatake Yoshihara and Yasushi Miura and Mitsuhiro Kamiya and Koji Sato and Hiroshi Nakamura and Naoki Ishiguro},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders & techniques},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={121-6}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to evaluate the clinical outcome of occipitothoracic fusion for severe destructive cervical lesions in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with myelopathy and/or occipitocervical pain, and to discuss surgical complications. The complication rates are compared between 2 groups treated with different instrumentation techniques. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Few studies have reported on the results of… CONTINUE READING

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