Simultaneous cervical and lumbar surgery for combined symptomatic cervical and lumbar spinal stenoses

Sait Naderi, Tansu Mertol, Don M. Long

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Abstract

Spinal stenosis may rarely involve both cervical and lumbar spines. An alternative surgical strategy used for the treatment of combined cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis is presented. Two cases with symptomatic combined stenosis of the cervical and lumbar spinal canal are described. Simultaneous surgery was performed in both cases. The combined stenosis of the cervical and lumbar spinal canal dictates careful neurologic and neuroradiologic examinations. Simultaneous surgery is an alternative approach for patients with symptomatic multilevel spinal stenoses, whose general conditions necessitate a one-session and short-lasting surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-232
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

Keywords

  • Cervical spine
  • Combined stenosis
  • Lumbar spine
  • Simultaneous surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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