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Anterolateral approach to the lower cervical spine: A step-by-step description

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June 3, 2008
by Alexander Sorin, MD, Erich P. Voigt, MD, Sean E. McCance, MD, Anthony M. Rossi Jr., MD, and Alexa S. Lessow, MD

Abstract

The anterolateral approach is a popular and safe method of exposing the lower cervical spine (levels C3 to T1) for management of cervical spine disease. We present a description of the technique we use in conducting the procedure, a review of the literature, and a retrospective chart review of 30 consecutive patients who underwent cervical spine exposure via a left anterolateral approach. All patients had an uneventful perioperative course, and the two patients who experienced postprocedure symptoms recovered completely within 1 month without treatment.

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