Cervical Laminectomy with Lateral Mass Fixation

In this procedure posterior elements of the spine (laminae & spinous processes) are removed to decompress the cervical cord nerves and the vertebrae are fixed with lateral mass screws and rods.

This procedure is indicated in patients –

  • Multiple level compression of cervical cord causing cervical myelopathy.
  • Ossified posterior longitudinal ligament, ossified ligamentum flavum
  • Traumatic fractures or tumours
  • Cervical deformities.