Cervical Spondylosis Myelopathy

  • B. Guidetti
  • A. Fortuna
  • C. Zamponi
  • P. P. Lunardi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 8)


For the purpose of treating Cervical Spondylosis Myelopathy (CSM) following etiopathogenetic factors have to be considered: a) spondylosis; b) stenosis of the cervical canal (3); c) mobility of the cervical spine (19). Surgical treatment can affect the various pathogenetic differently (7, 11, 27) and must be tailored to their relative importance in a given patient. These points were not altogether clear when we began to treat patients with CSM. Indeed, in the first series of 9 2 patients the operation was confined to a posterior laminectomy with section of the dentate ligaments or, in mediolateral spondylosis, with removal of the causal agent (12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 25). The results obtained were, as we shall show, less good than those achieved later with more rational procedures, which we have used in 311 cases.


Anterior Approach Interbody Fusion Cervical Disk Cervical Myelopathy Cervical Spondylosis 
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  • B. Guidetti
  • A. Fortuna
  • C. Zamponi
  • P. P. Lunardi

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