This study demonstrated similar clinical outcomes for the two procedures, but corpectomy was associated with greater blood loss, surgical time, and loss of lordosis.
The authors reviewed the 31 patients who underwent surgical treatment for 2-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy. The author randomly decided upon anterior cervical discectomy and fusion and anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion. The authors compared perioperative parameters, clinical parameters, and radiological parameters. Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion or anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion were found to be similar in clinical outcomes. However, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion was found to be superior to anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion in operation times, bleeding amounts, and radiologic results.