Anterior Cervical Corpectomy

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About Anterior Cervical Corpectomy:

An Anterior Cervical Corpectomy is a procedure performed to remove of the vertebral body and the disc spaces above and below. This procedure is done to decompress the cervical canal and is commonly performed on patients with severe cervical spinal stenosis suffering from spinal cord compression. The surgery is also commonly performed on patients with multilevel cervical spinal stenosis caused by bone spur growth.

A Corpectomy is generally a more difficult spine surgery to perform and for this reason it is important to speak with an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon to see if this procedure is right for you.  You may need an Anterior Cervical Corpectomy is you exhibit the signs and symptoms of Cervical Spinal Stenosis.

How is it performed?

An anterior cervical corpectomy is performed with an approach from the front of the neck.  The surgeon will then perform a discectomy at the end of the vertebral body that needs to be removed.  From there, the posterior longitudinal ligament is normally removed in order to allow access to the cervical canal and ensure that the pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots is alleviated.  Finally, the affected area is reconstructed using proper fusion techniques.


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