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Cervical laminectomy is the procedure to remove a portion of bone from the spine in the neck to relieve pressure caused by cervical spinal stenosis. It can place pressure on the spinal cord. Due to that spinal cord can be insidious loss of coordination, loss of balance during walking, and even bowel and bladder incontinence. The objective of this procedure is to remove the lamina to give the spinal cord more room. The spinal cord is especially sensitive to injury, and once the progression of pinching leads to significant loss of function, this function may not be reversible even with removal of the offending agent. Degenerative changes of the cervical spine can produce compression of a spinal nerve, causing a radiculopathy such as pain, sensory changes, and weakness in a single extremity. Compression of the spinal cord can lead to more profound dysfunction known as a myelopathy.
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Surgery: Current Research, Journal of Universal Surgery, Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de Chirurgie], Journal of Vascular Medicine & Surgery, Spine Research, Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, International Journal of Spine Surgery, Seminars in Spine Surgery, British Journal of Neurosurgery, The Journal of Spinal Surgery