Complications of Cervical Laminectomy, How to Avoid Them, Diagnosis and Treatment

  • J. A. Epstein
  • Nancy E. Epstein
Conference paper


In this paper the complications of cervical laminectomy in both the seated position and in the prone position will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the performance of laminectomy for decompression of the spinal cord and nerve roots secondary to spinal stenosis and spondyloarthrosis.


Cervical Spine Nerve Root Prone Position Motor Neuron Disease Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy 
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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Epstein
    • 1
  • Nancy E. Epstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Stony BrookUSA

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