Cervical laminectomy for myelopathy

Stephen J. Dante, Robert Heary, David Kramer

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This article briefly describes the clinical entity of cervical spondylotic myelopathy along with the differential diagnosis and preoperative diagnostic evaluation. Surgical indications and operative technique for posterior cervical laminectomy are discussed in detail. Outcomes and complications are discussed and comparisons are made with alternative decompressive techniques. Specific indications in which posterior cervical laminectomy is the treatment of choice are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-37
Number of pages8
JournalOperative Techniques in Orthopaedics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


  • Cervical laminectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Posterior approach
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Surgical technique


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