Combined Anterolateral and Anteromedial Approaches of the Lower Cervical Spine

Method, Indications, Results in 55 Cases


Progresses are often the outcome of ideas opposed at the beginning. We have thus for a long time advocated anteromedial approaches exclusively and thought that arthrodesis was to be an exceptional solution. Our reasoning was based on the fact that the arthodesis adds a new pathological state to the preexisting arthrosic pathology.


Nerve Root Vertebral Artery Dura Mater Anterolateral Approach Intervertebral Foramen 
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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Kehr
    • 1
  1. 1.StrasbourgFrance

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