Surgical management of cervical spondylotic myelopathy with laminectomy and instrumented fusion.

@article{Gok2009SurgicalMO,
  title={Surgical management of cervical spondylotic myelopathy with laminectomy and instrumented fusion.},
  author={Beril Gok and Gregory S. McLoughlin and D. M. Sciubba and Mathew J McGirt and Kaisorn Lee Chaichana and Jean-Paul Wolinsky and Ali Bydon and Ziya L. Gokaslan and Timothy F. Witham},
  journal={Neurological research},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 10},
  pages={
          1097-101
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The indications for treating cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) with laminectomy and instrumented fusion remain ill-defined. Cervical laminectomy without instrumented fusion has been associated with suboptimal outcomes, particularly in the setting of cervical kyphosis. This work's purpose is to retrospectively review our experience in patients who underwent laminectomy with instrumented fusion for CSM and to assess the neurological and radiological outcomes of patients treated with… CONTINUE READING

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