Cystic Necrosis in Compressive Cervical Myelopathy: A Comparison of Myelo CT and MRI

  • J. H. Faiss
  • G. Schroth
  • W. Grodd
  • B. Will
  • E. Koenig
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Abstract

Spondylotic stenosis of the spinal canal is a frequent phenomenon in elderly patients. Jeffreys (1986) reports that 75% of people over 65 years old show a narrowing of the cervical spinal canal. But only a minority of patients suffer from cervical myelopathy due to cervical stenosis. The results of neurosurgical treatment are not uniform and depend on the operation technique.In general, however, surgery has disappointed with regard to an improvement of clinical symptoms.

Keywords

Ischemia Neurol Syringomyelia Spondylosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Faiss
  • G. Schroth
  • W. Grodd
  • B. Will
  • E. Koenig

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