Recurrent spinal stenoses after implant removal: A case report

Singkat Dohar AL Tobing, Aryo Winartomo

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Introduction and importance: Cervical spinal stenoses is becoming more and more common due to the aging population. The degenerative changes in the spine including discopathy or spondylosis will constrict and narrow the spinal canal and the usual site for the stenoses is in the cervical and lumbar region. The mainstay of the treatment is surgical, however there still a controversy regarding which approach is the best for the patient with cervical stenoses. Case presentation: In this case reports we present a case of 63-year-old male who came to our center due to weakness of arms and legs due to cervical spinal stenoses and underwent treatment after which the implant was removed, and the symptoms worsens. Clinical discussion: We performed Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) and insertion of a cages to stabilize the spine. ACDF associated with lower intraoperative blood loss, similar surgical duration, and complication rate compared with laminoplasty. From the radiological outcome, ACDF showed a better-preserved cervical lordosis, which could affects patient's quality of life. Conclusion: ACDF is one of the viable methods for the treatment of the cervical stenoses with lower complication rate and good clinical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103731
JournalAnnals of Medicine and Surgery
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022


  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
  • Cage removal
  • Case report
  • Cervical spinal stenoses
  • Neurapraxia


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