Microsurgical Anterior Cervical Foraminotomy (Uncoforaminotomy) for the Treatment of Compressive Radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy is typically caused because of posterolateral disc herniation or spondylotic foraminal stenosis. Most of the times, either direct anterior excision necessitating fusion or indirect posterior decompression is used as a standard surgical treatment for the same. However, anterior decompression has been used widely. Different techniques can be used. The authors report the clinical application of a new microsurgical technique. The cervical anterior foraminotomy (uncoforaminotomy), which is used for the surgical treatment of unilateral cervical radiculopathy secondary to posterolateral disc herniations or spondylotic foraminal stenoses.


Marcos Baabor, Fabian Piedimonte, Cristobal Vergara, Consuelo Guzman and Pablo Baabor

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