Osteoplastic laminotomy in children

Rick Abbott, Neil Feldstein, Jeffrey H. Wisoff, Fred J. Epstein

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The article reviews 180 cases of osteoplastic laminotomies, 1 year after operation. The patients were predominantly children undergoing selective dorsal rhizotomies. Also included were a few pediatric patients who received laminotomies for spinal cord tumors. Spinal X-rays were reviewed at 1 and 3 years of follow-up. There was complete to partial bridging of the laminar roof in all cases. This experience confirms that the procedure is well tolerated and is associated with reossification of the replaced bony segment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric neurosurgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes



  • Dorsal rhizotomy
  • Osteoplastic laminotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Abbott, R., Feldstein, N., Wisoff, J. H., & Epstein, F. J. (1992). Osteoplastic laminotomy in children. Pediatric neurosurgery, 18(3), 153-156. https://doi.org/10.1159/000120656