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Neurosurg Focus. 2000 Mar 15;8(3):E10.

Application of syringosubarachnoid shunt through key-hole laminectomy. Technical note.

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Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, The Abant Izzet Baysal University, Duzce, Turkey.

Abstract

The authors describe the key-hole laminectomy technique (KHLT) for application of syringosubarachnoid shunts. This technique was used in 29 patients with noncommunicating syringomyelia. In all cases the shunts were inserted successfully without any peri- or late postoperative complications. The late follow-up magnetic resonance examinations revealed the clear collapse of syrinx in all cases. The authors advocate use of the KHLT because it is associated with less surgery-related trauma, epidural fibrosis, infection, and spinal instability.

PMID:
16676922
DOI:
10.3171/foc.2000.8.3.10
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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