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Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Case Report, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 3 Issue: 2

Adjacent Segment Diseases Following Expansive Cervical Laminoplasty: A Report of Five Cases

Motohiro Okada*, Munehito Yoshida, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiroshi Hashizume, Akihito Minamide, Yukihiro Nakagawa, Hiroshi Iwasaki and Shunji Tsutsui
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan
Corresponding author : Motohiro Okada
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wakayama Medical University, 811-1 Kimiidera, Wakayama City, Wakayama 641-8510, Japan
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Received: December 05, 2013 Accepted: January 23, 2014 Published: January 28, 2014
Citation: Okada M, Yoshida M, Yamada H, Hashizume H, Minamide A (2014) Adjacent Segment Diseases Following Expansive Cervical Laminoplasty: A Report of Five Cases. J Spine Neurosurg 3:2 doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000134

Abstract

 Adjacent Segment Diseases Following Expansive Cervical Laminoplasty: A Report of Five Cases

Expansive laminoplasty has become the gold standard for surgical treatment of cervical multilevel compressive myelopathy. The procedure preserves the motion segment, and it has been believed hitherto that adjacent segment disease would not occur following the procedure. We report the adjacent segment disease following expansive laminoplasty for compressive cervical myelopathy and postulate on the possible pathophysiologic mechanism of the disease.

Keywords: Laminoplasty; Adjacent segment disease; Myelopathy; Recurrence

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