Yeungnam Univ J Med.  1989 Dec;6(2):141-146. 10.12701/yujm.1989.6.2.141.

Expansive Laminoplasty for Cervical Compression Myelopathy

Abstract

In an attempt to eliminate some negative aspects of conventional extensive laminectomy, 4 cases of multiple level of cervical compression myelopathy, 1 OPLL (ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament) and 3 cervical stenosis, were treated with a technique of expansive laminoplasty. Operative results in all patients were satisfactory without surgical complications and all patients had a neurological improvement. We suggest that our technique is more effective one for cervical canal stenosis, OPLL, and spondylosis than conventional extensive laminectomy.


MeSH Terms

Constriction, Pathologic
Humans
Laminectomy
Laminoplasty*
Spinal Cord Diseases*
Spondylosis
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