Surgical management of idiopathic spinal cord herniation: a review of nine cases treated by the enlargement of the dural defect.

@article{Watanabe2001SurgicalMO,
  title={Surgical management of idiopathic spinal cord herniation: a review of nine cases treated by the enlargement of the dural defect.},
  author={Masaaki Watanabe and Kazuhiro Chiba and Morio Matsumoto and Hirofumi Maruiwa and Yoshikazu Fujimura and Yoshiaki Toyama},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={95 2 Suppl},
  pages={169-72}
}
OBJECT Spinal cord herniation is a rare cause of progressive myelopathy and can be corrected surgically. In most previous reports, closure of the dural defect was the recommended procedure. The object of this paper is to describe a new procedure in which spinal cord constriction is released by enlarging the hiatus; additionally the postoperative results will be discussed. METHODS In nine patients with spinal cord herniation, enlargement of the dural defect was performed. In eight patients… CONTINUE READING

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