Anterior-Only Approach for Posttraumatic Subaxial Cervical Spine Spondyloptosis: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Raj Kumar, Suyash Singh, Kuntal Das, Arushi Kumar
2019 Indian Journal of Neurosurgery  
AbstractSubaxial posttraumatic spondyloptosis is a rare entity with management dilemma in the literature. Various approaches have been discussed, but few reports focused on management plan and rationale. The authors reviewed the literature and reported a case of a 30-year-old woman presented with posttraumatic spastic quadriparesis. The patient had C6–7 spondyloptosis and was operated by anterior-only approach. There was improvement in both motor and sensory neurologic status. Surgical goals
more » ... . Surgical goals include vertebral realignment and stabilization. The authors conclude that anterior approach may be good enough if performed properly even if all three columns are involved.
doi:10.1055/s-0039-1677963 fatcat:jona4ry2u5gqnm6njo34hjdlt4