Endoscopic approach to the cervical spine

Endoscopic approach to the cervical spine

Author Pimenta, Luiz Henrique de Mattos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Prandini, Mirto Nelso Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Tella Júnior, Oswaldo Inácio de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Lomanto, D. Google Scholar
Kum, C. K. Google Scholar
So, JBY Google Scholar
Goh, PMY Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The technical possibilities in reaching the cervical spine by videoendoscopy through the anterior and posterior approach are shown.Between January 1998 and March of 2000, 41 patients were operated on: 24 patients underwent cervical foraminotomy by posterior videoendoscopy and, in 17 patients, discectomy and anterior fusion of the cervical spine was performed.The approach in each case was chosen based on the patient's clinical conditions:Foraminotomy was performed when there existed unilateral radiculopaty and the diagnosis was confirmed by image exams. The anterior approach was reserved for cases where there was bilateral radiculopaty or mielopaty.The follow up in 70% of cases was approximately 7 months.
Keywords spinal endoscopy
cervical spine
surgical technique
Language English
Date 2000-01-01
Published in 7th World Congress Of Endoscopic Surgery. 40128 Bologna: Medimond S R L, p. 97-103, 2000.
Publisher Medimond S R L
Extent 97-103
Origin Não encontrado
Access rights Closed access
Type Conference paper
Web of Science ID WOS:000089240900015
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/41946

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