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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2009 Vol.10 No.9 P.696-701


Hybrid decompression technique and two-level corpectomy are effective treatments for three-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy

Author(s):  Yong LIU, Ke-yi YU, Jian-hua HU

Affiliation(s):  Department of Orthopaedics, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730, China

Corresponding email(s):   liuyongxh@163.com, jianhuahu001@126.com

Key Words:  Three-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), Hybrid decompression, Corpectomy

Yong LIU, Ke-yi YU, Jian-hua HU. Hybrid decompression technique and two-level corpectomy are effective treatments for three-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2009, 10(9): 696-701.

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The optimal surgical strategy for multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) has not been defined, and few comparative researches between hybrid decompression and multilevel corpectomy have been conducted. Here, we reported 28 patients of three-level CSM, of whom 12 underwent hybrid decompression and 16 two-level corpectomy, with each type of procedure chosen according to radiologic characteristics of those patients. Clinical and radiologic parameters of both groups showed various degrees of improvement. However, no statistically significant differences in Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) score improvement rate, graft fusion rate, post-operative neck disability index (NDI) or segmental lordosis between the two groups were found. We conclude that both hybrid decompression and two-level corpectomy could obtain satisfying clinical efficacy in the management of three-level CSM for appropriate patients.

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