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Cervical laminectomy and instrumented lateral mass fusion: techniques, pearls and pitfalls.
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PMID:  23715892     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
INTRODUCTION: Cervical laminectomy is a reliable tool for posterior decompression in various cervical spine pathologies. Although there is increasing evidence of superior clinical, neurological and radiological outcomes when using anterior cervical decompression, laminectomy can be a valuable tool when combined with instrumented lateral mass fusion for carefully selected indications. METHODS: Literature review. RESULTS: This review article will provide decision-making guidance, technical advices and pitfalls. The technical advice for laminectomy and instrumented lateral mass fusion is illustrated. The authors review the literature on outcomes and complications and suggest indications for the safe and successful application of cervical laminectomy and lateral mass fusion.
Authors:
Michael Mayer; Oliver Meier; Alexander Auffarth; Heiko Koller
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-5-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-5-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
German Scoliosis Center. Werner-Wicker-Clinic Bad Wildungen, Im Kreuzfeld 4, 34537, Bad Wildungen, Germany, mayermichi@yahoo.de.
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