Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2022 , Vol 32 , Num 3
Time of Surgery for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathies
Semih Can ÇETINTAŞ1,Mustafa Onur ULU1,Alparslan ŞENEL2,Mehmet Murat HANCI1
1İstanbul Üniversitesi ? Cerrahpaşa, Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroşirurji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı, Samsun, Türkiye
Cervical spondylosis is a disease that affects the vertebrae, intervertebral discs, facets and ligaments and causes degenerative changes. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy occurs as a result of damage to the spinal cord by these degenerative changes. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is the most common form of spinal cord injury in adults and accounts for a large proportion of nontraumatic spinal cord injuries. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy does not show clinical symptoms in the early period. However, if it progresses, it causes significant neurological morbidities. Early diagnosis and treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy before it causes irreversible spinal cord damage is critical to maintain the quality of life of patients. The fact that the frequency of cervical spondylotic myelopathy is increasing every day also leads to an increase in the number of surgical treatments for this disease. Anahtar Kelimeler : Cervical, Myelopathy, Spine, Neurosurgery, Spondylosis