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Anterior cervical approach for the treatment of cervical myelopathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17204888     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Compression of the spinal cord by the degenerating cervical spine tends to lead to progressive clinical symptoms over a variable period of time. Surgical decompression can stop this process and lead to recovery of function. The choice of surgical technique depends on what is causing the compression of the spinal cord. This article reviews the symptoms and assessment for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (clinically evident compression of the spinal cord) and discusses the indications for decompression of the spinal cord anteriorly.
Paul G Matz; Patrick R Pritchard; Mark N Hadley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1524-4040     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurgery     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-05     Completed Date:  2007-04-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802914     Medline TA:  Neurosurgery     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S64-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neurological Spinal Surgery, Division of Neurological Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-3410, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cervical Vertebrae / surgery*
Decompression, Surgical / methods*
Spinal Cord Compression / complications
Spinal Osteophytosis / etiology,  pathology,  surgery*

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