Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2022 , Vol 32 , Num 3
Posterior Surgical Techniques in Radiculopathies Associated with Cervical Disc Herniation
Tolga AKBIYIK1,Zeki BOĞA1,Kıvanç OLGUNER1,Yurdal GEZERCAN1,Tahsin ERMAN2
1Adana Şehir Hastanesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Kliniği, Adana, Türkiye
2Çukurova Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi Hastanesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Kliniği, Adana, Türkiye
Cervical spondylosis can result in progressive foraminal or central stenosis of the spine leading to radiculopathy or cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Although the anterior cervical approach provides direct decompression of ventral pathology, resulting in improvement in clinical symp-toms, this approach carries an associated risk of iatrogenic injury to several vital neck structures. The posterior cervical approach, on the other hand, does not carry the risks associated with the anterior approach, but it is usually associated with more postoperative neck pain secondary to dissection of the posterior neck musculature and potential increased spinal instability. The en-doscopic foraminotomy (cMEF) approach has the advantages of the open posterior cervical ap-proach and is associated with less postoperative neck pain. Anahtar Kelimeler : Endoscopic technique, Posterior cervical approach, Cervical disc herniation