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Cervical Laminectomy

  • Michael Salcman
  • Roberto C. Heros
  • Edward R. LawsJr.
  • Volker K. H. Sonntag
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Abstract

This chapter describes the technique of cervical laminectomy, which is indicated for a variety of disorders. Syringomyelia is used as an example of an indication for cervical laminectomy. Duraplasty as a treatment for cervical syringomyelia is also described. The procedure illustrated in this chapter is a total laminectomy of C2 through C5 and a partial laminectomy of C6.

Keywords

Cervical Spine Facet Joint Spinous Process Lateral Mass Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Salcman
    • 1
  • Roberto C. Heros
    • 2
  • Edward R. LawsJr.
    • 3
  • Volker K. H. Sonntag
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Sinai HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Department of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of Virginia Health Sciences CenterCharlottesvilleUSA
  4. 4.University of ArizonaUSA
  5. 5.Barrow Neurological InstitutePhoenixUSA

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