Volume 5 | Issue 1 | January-June 2020 | Page: 9-11 | Ong Kean Loong, Ng Bing Wui, Thuraikumar Kanniah, Wang Chee Seiang, Lim Sze Wei, Nor Azlin Zainal Abidin
Authors : Ong Kean Loong , Ng Bing Wui , Thuraikumar Kanniah , Wang Chee Seiang , Lim Sze Wei , Nor Azlin Zainal Abidin 
 Spine unit, Department of Orthopaedic, Hospital Sungai Buloh, Malaysia.
 Department of Orthopaedic, Hospital Segamat, Malaysia.
Address of Correspondence
Dr. Ng Bing Wui,
Spine unit, Department of Orthopaedic, Hospital Sungai Buloh, Malaysia.
Email : email@example.com
Introduction: Spinous process osteotomy has been described as an alternative approach to allow better visualization during laminectomy and decompression of the spinal cord in cases of lumbar spinal stenosis.1 In this study, the authors describe the experience and early outcome of using this technique in treatment of Cauda Equina Syndrome.
Method: This is a retrospective study conducted between March 2018 until March 2019. Cases of Cauda Equina Syndrome treated with spinous process osteotomy, wide laminectomy, decompression and discectomy without instrumentation will be included in this study. Owestry Disability Index (ODI) and outcome of patients will be studied.
Result: 5 cases were found during the study period. All patients have shown marked improvement in terms of neurology and ODI score.
Conclusion: Spinous process osteotomy, wide laminectomy and discectomy can be used effectively for the treatment of Cauda Equina Syndrome. This study intend to be a pilot study in understanding the effectiveness and early outcome of patients treated with this approach. Larger prospective study is needed to provide meaningful comparison between this technique with the conventional approach used in treatment of Cauda Equina Syndrome.
Keywords: Cauda Equina Syndrome, Spinous process osteotomy, Posterior ligamentous complex.
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|How to Cite this Article: Loong OK, Wui NB, Kanniah T, Seiang WC, Wei LS, Abidin NAZ | Wide Open Laminectomy, Posterior Decompression and Discectomy in Lumbar Spine with Preservation of Posterior Ligamentous Complex in Cauda Equina Syndrome – Case Series, Early Outcome and Literature Review | International Journal of Spine| January-June 2020; 5(1): 9-11.