Open-door laminoplasty in pediatric spinal neurosurgery

P. Kehrli, R. Bergamaschi, D. Maitrot

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Multilevel laminotomy entails the risk of instability of the spine. In this paper, we propose an application of the open-door laminoplasty technique in pediatric spinal neurosurgery. A standard laminotomy is performed at one side while a groove is drilled out at the other side to preserve the internal periosteum of the lamina. This allows a rolling elevation without complete separation of the laminae. The advantages of such a method are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-552
Number of pages2
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1996


  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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