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Cervical Laminoplasty

Cervical Laminoplasty

Cervical laminoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to address spinal cord compression in the cervical spine, which is the region located in the neck. This procedure is often performed to treat conditions such as cervical spondylotic myelopathy, a condition characterized by the narrowing of the spinal canal, causing compression of the spinal cord.

 

During cervical laminoplasty, the surgeon makes an incision on the back of the neck. Unlike laminectomy, which involves the removal of a portion of the lamina, laminoplasty aims to create more space for the spinal cord by preserving the lamina. This is achieved by making a hinge on one side of the lamina and opening it like a door, creating an “enlarged” space for the spinal cord.

The procedure involves securing the opened lamina in its elevated position using plates, screws. By doing so, the spinal canal is effectively expanded, relieving pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots. Cervical laminoplasty is often considered when conservative treatments have proven ineffective, and the goal is to halt or slow the progression of symptoms such as neck pain, weakness, or coordination issues caused by spinal cord compression. The advantages of cervical laminoplasty include preserving the stability of the spine and maintaining a protective barrier for the spinal cord.

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Conditions Related To Cervical Laminoplasty

Kyphosis

Kyphosis is a medical term used to describe an excessive outward curvature of the spine, leading to a forward rounding or hump-like appearance in the upper back or thoracic region.

Radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy is a condition characterized by compression or irritation of the nerve roots in the cervical spine (neck region). This compression can result in pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness that radiates into the arms.

Myelopathy

Cervical myelopathy is a condition characterized by dysfunction of the spinal cord in the neck region, specifically in the cervical spine. It is often caused by compression or narrowing of the spinal canal, leading to a range of neurological symptoms.

Cervical Stenosis

Cervical stenosis refers to the narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck region, known as the cervical spine. This narrowing can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots, leading to a variety of symptoms.

Headaches

Headaches are a common and often disruptive condition that can vary in intensity, duration, and cause. They can stem from a variety of factors, and understanding the different types of headaches can be crucial for effective management.

Neck Pain/Stiffness

Neck pain and stiffness are common symptoms that many individuals experience at some point in their lives. These symptoms can arise from various causes, ranging from muscle strain to underlying medical conditions.

Herniated Disc

Cervical herniated disc is a condition that occurs when the outer layer of a disc in the neck region tears, causing the inner material to protrude and potentially irritate nearby nerves.

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