Immediate improvement of intraoperative monitoring signals following CSF release for cervical spine stenosis: Case report

Zach Pennington, Corinna Zygourakis, A. Karim Ahmed, Samuel Kalb, Alex Zhu, Nicholas Theodore

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Abstract

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a degenerative pathology characterized by partial or complete conduction block on intraoperative neuromonitoring. We describe a case treated using osseoligamentous decompression and durotomy for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) release. Intraoperative monitoring demonstrated immediate signal improvement with CSF release, suggesting that clinical improvement in CSM may result from resolution of CSF flow anomalies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Cervical stenosis
  • CSF fluid dynamics
  • CSF release
  • Intraoperative neuromonitoring
  • Spinal decompression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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