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