Immediate improvement of intraoperative monitoring signals following CSF release for cervical spine stenosis: Case report. Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia Pennington, Z., Zygourakis, C., Ahmed, A. K., Kalb, S., Zhu, A., Theodore, N. 2018; 53: 235–37


Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a degenerative pathology characterized by partial or complete conduction block on intraoperative neuromonitoring. We describe a case treated using osseoligamentous decompression and durotomy for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) release. Intraoperative monitoring demonstrated immediate signal improvement with CSF release, suggesting that clinical improvement in CSM may result from resolution of CSF flow anomalies.

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