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CT Evaluation of the Multiple Subtotal Somatectomy Results

  • M. Boni
  • L. di Guglielmo
  • V. Denaro
  • G. Vadala

Abstract

In the stenosis of the cervical canal, either constitutional or acquired, the goal of elective surgical treatment is to obtain a “real” enlargement of the spinal canal. The decompression of the cord by anterior approach is indicated if the spinal cord compression is due to the protrusion of the anterior wall of the cervical canal (osteophytosis, herniated disc, bulging annulus, posttraumatic deformity). If the spinal cord compression involves more levels, the surgical procedure of choice is the multiple subtotal somatectomy (MSS) that has been conceived and perfected at the Orthopedics Clinic of the University of Pavia since 1969 [2–4].

Keywords

Vertebral Body Spinal Canal Compute Tomography Examination Spinal Cord Compression Orthopedic Clinic 
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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Boni
    • 1
  • L. di Guglielmo
    • 1
  • V. Denaro
    • 1
  • G. Vadala
    • 1
  1. 1.PaviaItaly

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