Open door laminoplasty

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard

An open-door laminoplasty has been performed. Multilevel degenerative change in the mid cervical spine with disc space narrowing and osteophytes is noted. 


Axial T2 scan demonstrates laminoplasty with widening of the canal. 

Case Discussion

Open door laminoplasty is an alternative to a laminectomy. The lamina are cut but eh spinous process remain in situ, tilted to make more room for the cord. 

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.