Revista argentina de neurocirugía
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MEZZADRI, Juan José. Tratamiento de la discopatía cervical: evidencia válida 50 años después. Rev. argent. neurocir. [online]. 2006, vol.20, n.4, pp. 173-177. ISSN 1850-1532.
A systematic review about the current state anterior cervical disc surgery was commented. The authors of this review tried to determine which method of anterior cervical interbody fusion at one or two-levels provided the best clinical and radiological outcome in patients with degenerative disc disease. They only included prospective, randomized and controlled studies that compared several techniques of discectomy, fusion and instrumentation. The review showed that as most trials analyzed were of low quality the evidences available to sustain a valid therapeutic intervention were weak.
Palabras clave : Anterior cervical discectomy; Anterior cervical fusion; Instrumentation; Systematic review.