Surgical management of cervical myelopathy: Indications and techniques for surgical corpectomy

ArticleinThe Spine Journal 6(6 Suppl):233S-241S · November 2006with1 Read
Impact Factor: 2.43 · DOI: 10.1016/j.spinee.2006.05.007 · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    Background: There are a variety of surgical treatments for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). Purpose: Review the indications and techniques for multilevel cervical corpectomy in the treatment of CSM. Conclusion: Cervical corpectomy is effective and relatively safe for the treatment of a variety of diseases of the cervical spine. Indications, surgical considerations, operative positioning, surgical method, and complications avoidance are discussed as a guide to effectively performing this procedure.