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Table 1 shows the demographic distribution and the indications for decompressive Laminectomy and lateral mass fixation

From: Decompressive cervical laminectomy and lateral mass screw-rod arthrodesis. Surgical analysis and outcome

Patient Demographics: (number = 110) Number %
Males 70 64
Females 40 36
Age range 16-68  
Average 44.8  
Indication:   
Degenerative disease 73 66.3
Cervical spine trauma   20.9
Fracture- dislocation 10  
Central cord syndrome 13  
Neoplastic lesions 4 3.7
Metabolic or inflammatory disorders 4 3.7
Congenital anomalies 6 5.4
Levels included:   
C3-6 39 35.5
C3-5 9 8.3
C4-6 38 34.5
C3-7 10 9.2
C4-7 4 3.7
C5-7 3 2.8
Cranio-cervical 6 5.6
Cervicothoracic incorporation 1 0.9
  1. Most cases were performed for degenerative spondylotic myelopathy and trauma. The majority were stand-alone subaxial fixations.