DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.6.1622

Functional Recovery of Spinal Cord and Cranial Nerve of Patient Before and After Cervical Spinal Canal Decompression Surgery

Yang Liu, Liansuo Zhang, Zhanyong Wu


To investigate the recovery of neurological function of limbs and anal sphincter after surgical decompression for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). A retrospective study of CSM patients who had spinal canal decompression surgery to evaluate the neurological functional recovery of the upper and lower limbs and anal sphincter before and after the surgery. After the surgery, the overall neurological function of patients was improved and the average recovery rate was high. The neurological improvement was statistically significant at three months postoperatively, and reached the plateau at six months postoperatively. Most of the patients with CSM undergoing surgical decompression have improved neurological functions.


Cervical Spinal Canal Decompression Surgery, Spinal Cord, Cranial Nerve Functional Recovery

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