Acta Neurochir (2017) 159:1783–1790 DOI 10.1007/s00701-017-3233-x ORIGINAL ARTICLE - SPINE Ossification foci act as stabilizers in continuous-type ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: a comparative study between laminectomy and laminoplasty 1 2 3 1 Sunjoon Yoo & Dalsung Ryu & Hong-June Choi & Sung-Uk Kuh & 1 1 1 Dong-Kyu Chin & Keun-Su Kim & Yong-Eun Cho Received: 7 March 2017 /Accepted: 23 May 2017 /Published online: 6 June 2017 Springer-Verlag Wien 2017 Abstract laminoplasty. Moreover, the C2–7 SVA in the C7-included Background In multilevel ossification of the posterior longi- laminectomy group (33.9 ± 13.4) became greater than that in tudinal ligament (OPLL), laminectomy is an effective surgical the C7-excluded laminectomy group (24.8 ± 11.3) at the final technique; however, there is a possibility of kyphotic align- follow-up (p =0.049). ment change after surgery. Nevertheless, in the continuous Conclusions In continuous-type OPLL, the surgical outcome type of OPLL, the ossification foci are connected and may did not show any significant difference between laminectomy act as stabilizers preventing alignment change. We here com- and laminoplasty. Laminectomy alone is also a good choice in pare the surgical outcome of laminectomy and laminoplasty in continuous-type OPLL, similar to laminoplasty. continuous-type OPLL of
Acta Neurochirurgica – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 6, 2017
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