Cervical spine changes following laminectomy. Clinico-radiological study

M. Cerisoli, E. Vernizzi, M. Giulioni

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Abstract

The authors preformed follow-up examinations on 84 patients who had undergone cervical laminectomy in order to relieve the pressure caused by tumors, malformations, leptomeningeal cysts and spondylarthrosis. In an attempt to quantify the post-laminectomy cervical spine changes on plain X-ray films, the authors used an original radiological grading. A clinical evaluation was made and graded either as improved, unchanged or worsened. The authors found significant clinico-radiological correlations and concluded that a neuromuscular imbalance may determine the most severe post-laminectomy cervical spine changes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-70
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Volume24
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1980

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  • Clinical Neurology

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