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Cervical hemilaminectomy reconstruction: technical note.
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PMID:  10806506     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN: A technique for posterior cervical hemilaminectomy reconstruction is described. OBJECTIVE: To describe a technique for reconstruction of cervical hemilaminae in an adult that resulted in osseous fusion and to suggest modifications for use in children. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although uncommon, cervical hemilaminectomy can result in spine deformity. Re-establishment of the osseous and ligamentous structures should minimize this problem. METHOD: After excision of an intraspinal neurenteric cyst, removed cervical hemilaminae at C2 and C3 were reconstructed with metal plates, and posterior ligaments were reapproximated with suture. RESULTS: Radiologic evidence of osseous fusion was present at 1 year after surgery. CONCLUSIONS: The advantages of this technique are restoration of normal anatomy, technical ease, and simplicity. A modification of this technique in children by using absorbable rather than metal plates should allow for normal spine growth.
S H Purvines; M B Pritz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Technical Report    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-21     Completed Date:  2000-06-21     Revised Date:  2009-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1278-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Neurological Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5124, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cervical Vertebrae / surgery*
Joint Instability / radiography,  surgery
Laminectomy / methods*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Spinal Cord Neoplasms / radiography,  surgery*
Surgical Instruments
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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