Use of the operating microscope in anterior cervical discectomy without fusion

H L Hankinson, C B Wilson
Journal of Neurosurgery 1975, 43 (4): 452-6
The authors report their experience using the operating microscope in 52 anterior cervical discectomies without fusion. They found long-term results highly satisfactory, even in difficult cases with multiple-level disease, and complications from bone grafting were obviated. They highly recommend this approach for radicular, nonradicular, or myelopathic symptoms.

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