Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2020

Publication Title

Journal of clinical neuroscience

Abstract

A study group on C5 palsy retrospectively reviewed 1001 cervical operations at their institutions in order to understand the incidence, prognosticators, pathogenesis, and outcome of C5 palsy after cervical operations. Three studies are summarized. C5 palsy was higher after posterior versus anterior operations. C4-C5 foraminotomy and age were the strongest predictors of C5 palsy after posterior surgeries and anterior cervical decompression-fusion, respectively. Among patients undergoing C4-C5 posterior laminoforaminotomy with instrumented fusion, cord shift on postoperative imaging was thought to be implicated in the pathogenesis of C5 palsy. Among affected patients, 81.4% recovered. Median time to resolution of C5 palsy was between 6 months to 1 year.

PubMed ID

33222897

Volume

81

First Page

111

Last Page

112

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