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Long Term Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation of Cervical Herniated Disks Operated by Cloward’s Technique

  • P. Cherubino
  • L. Ceciliani
  • F. Benazzo
  • U. Borromeo
Conference paper

Abstract

One can expect that fusion of one or more cervical spinal segments leads to a subsequent functional overloading of the disks above and below the fusion with the possible creation of new compressions [1]. To verify this hypothesis we examined clinically and radiographically a series of patients who had been operated on for cervical decompression using the Cloward technique [2, 3]. Particular attention was paid to the presence of radiographic changes in the disk spaces directly above and below the fused cervical segment(s).

Keywords

Cervical Spine Disk Space Radiographic Evaluation Anterior Longitudinal Ligament Vertebral Canal 
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References

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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Cherubino
    • 1
  • L. Ceciliani
    • 1
  • F. Benazzo
    • 1
  • U. Borromeo
    • 1
  1. 1.PaviaItaly

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