Volume 62 No 6  Cover Story

Top image: Prepared mesh cage. The titanium mesh cage had small flanges with a hole at the upper end and two holes at the lower end (black arrows). The cage was filled with autologous bone. Bottom images: C3–4 corpectomy and reconstruction with flanged titanium mesh cage. Left : Preoperative cervical magnetic resonance image (MRI); ossified posterior longitudinal ligament at C3–7. Middle : Cervical MRI 6 months after operation. Right : Cervical X-ray at 6 months after surgery.