Cervical Adjacent Segment Disease

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Özbek, Zühtü ; Özkara, Emre ; Yağmur, İpek ; Arslantaş, Ali (2017)
  • Publisher: Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi
  • Journal: (issn: 1305-4953, eissn: 2587-1579)
  • Subject: servikal,komşu,disk,dejenerasyon | servikal,komşu,disk,dejenerasyon

Cervical adjacent segment disease; is the general name ofdisc pathologies that develop in adjacent levels after cervical surgery. If thecervical adjacent segment disease that do not require reoperation and it doesnot cause clinical signs is called radiological cervical adjacent segmentpathology, but those causing radiculopathy, myelopathy or instability is calledclinic cervical adjacent segment pathology. The incidence of cervical adjacentsegment disease in 10-year follow-up is 2.4% -2.9%. Whether cervical adjacentsegment disease is a natural degenerative process or development after surgeryis still unclear.
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