World Neurosurgery: X 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.wnsx.2019.100056 View full text
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Motoyuki Iwasaki, Takumi Yokohama, Daisuke Oura, Shou Furuya, Yoshimasa Niiya, Tomoyuki Okuaki

Abstract: Background Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is widely used; however, most of the prior studies have resulted in presurgical decreased fractional anisotropy (FA) values in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). We used ZOOM DTI and could acquire highly accurate FA values during perioperative periods, which indicated different insights than preceding studies. The objective of this study was to assess the perioperative FA change in patients with CSM and determine the prognostic factor. …

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