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09-APRIL-2009 HANNA ADBEL-RAZZAQ AGHA HUGE
PCD C5-6 AND C4-5 WITH MALACIA OF THE SPINAL CORD.
The patient came to the
clinic 17-March-2009 complaining of numbness
ulnar division both hands for 2 years more the
MRI cervical spine performed
23-October-2007 showing huge PCD C5-6 with
malacia of the spinal cord.
On examination: there is weak
grip both hands and extension right hand 4/5 and
extension left hand and both triceps muscles
3/5. There is limitation with pain during
turning the head to the left and up and
The patient was sent for MRI
cervical spine which was performed 23-March-2009
showing the same finding and PCD C4-5.
The patient is a known
diabetic with hyperlipedimea.
Discectomy of C4-5 and
meticulous cleaning of C5-6 with osteophytectomy
of C5-6 was performed. Using miniplate and
screws the C4-5-6 were fused.
recovery with prompt recovery of the power of
both upper limbs.
During cervical discectomy,
if 2 levels to be performed it is the usual
practice to perform fusion of the three involved
The factory default
construction of the miniplate correct the
inverted curvature of the spinal column.
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