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Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy with Kyphosis


A 60-year-old gentleman complained of gradually progressive unsteadiness while walking. He had spasticity in lower limbs and was unable to maintain his balance while walking.

MRI revealed degenerative changes in the cervical spine with compression of the spinal cord from C3 to C7 leading to cervical myelopathy

X-ray of the cervical spine revealed kyphotic alignment of the cervical spine



The patient was operated with C3 to C7 Laminoplasty with Posterior instrumented fusion from C3 to T2.

The goal of this procedure was to decompress the spinal cord and restore the normal lordotic alignment of the cervical spine

The patient had a gradual recovery from his gait unsteadiness and spasticity over a period of 3 months