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Clin Calcium. 2009 Oct;19(10):1486-92. doi: CliCa091014861492.

[Updates on ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament. Surgical outcome of anterior decompression and fusion for the ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament of the cervical spine : a comparison with laminoplasty].

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine.

Abstract

We retrospectively studied patients with cervical myelopathy due to OPLL to compare surgical outcome of anterior approach with that of laminoplasty. In patients with occupying ratio > or = 60%, the anterior approach yielded a better neurological outcome than laminoplasty. Although the anterior approach is technically demanding and has a higher incidence of surgery-related complications, it is preferable to laminoplasty for patients with occupying ratio of OPLL > or = 60%and/or hill-shaped ossification.

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CliCa091014861492
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