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Postoperative C5 palsy

  • David Rodríguez-Rubio
  • Jesús Lafuente


We present in this chapter a detailed case of postoperative C5 palsy, happening after a cervical laaminectomy. We discuss also the risk factors that can lead to this known surgical complication and the strategies for prevention and treatment of the condition.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Rodríguez-Rubio
    • 1
  • Jesús Lafuente
    • 1
  1. 1.Servicio de NeurocirugíaHospital del Mar, Universidad de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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