Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery, vol.29, no.1, pp.41-44, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Objective: The aim of the study is to analyze the surgeries for cervical degenerative disc disease with anterior approach in a year.
Materials and Method: We inspected 82 patients who were operated for cervical spinal problems between January-2017 and December-2017 at Department of Neurosurgery. The parameters that evaluated are the level of disease, side of the cord compression and type of surgery.
Results: Data of a total of 82 patients were included in the study. Mean age of the participants was 48,9 ± 11,1 years, M/F was 36 / 46 (43.9 % vs. 56.1 %). The lesions were on the left side in 44 cases (53.7 %), on the right side in 30 cases (36,6 %), and bilateral in 8 cases (9,8 %). Most frequent level was C5-6, C6-7 (n=17; 20,7 %). 79,3 % of the patients had cage operation, and 17,1 % had cage + plate. The comparisons of the clinical parameters between males and females revealed that age (p=0,091), lesion side (p=0,169), level (p=0,414) and operation type (p=0,599) were similar between genders.
Conclusions: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is the most efficient, safe and selected surgical technique in our clinic for the treatment of degenerative cervical disc diseases.
Key Words: Cervical degenerative disc disease, anterior cervical discectomy, cervical radiculopathy.