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Oral Presentations

2010 AANS Annual Meeting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 1–5, 2010

database to identify patients who had undergone noncontiguous anterior cervical fusion. Baseline characteristics and postoperative variables were evaluated. Primary outcome was the presence of symptomatic degeneration at the intermediate segment. Results: Of 2107 total cases, we identified 22 cases of noncontiguous anterior cervical fusion. No patient was found to have symptomatic ASD at the intervening level during the follow-up period. Postoperatively, of 17 patients, neurological improvement was seen in 13 and no change in 4. Overall symptomatic outcome as