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Outcome of cervical spine surgery in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Authors
  • van Asselt, K M
  • Lems, W F
  • Bongartz, E B
  • Hamburger, H L
  • Drossaers-Bakker, K W
  • Dijkmans, B A
  • van Soesbergen, R M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of the rheumatic diseases
Publication Date
May 01, 2001
Volume
60
Issue
5
Pages
448–452
Identifiers
PMID: 11302865
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Cervical spine surgery in patients with RA performed because of occipital neuralgia or cervical myelopathy, or both, is successful in most patients who are alive two years after surgery. However, the mortality rate during these two years is relatively high, which seems to be largely related to the severity of the underlying disease and not to the surgery itself.

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