Surgery of the Cranio-Vertebral Junction

  • Enrico Tessitore
  • Amir R. Dehdashti
  • Claudio Schonauer
  • Claudius Thomé

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elena d’Avella, Luigi Maria Cavallo, Matteo De Notaris, Jose Pineda, Alberto Di Somma, Paolo Cappabianca et al.
      Pages 3-42
    3. Mario Muto, Francesco Giurazza, Carlo Augusto Mallio, Gianluigi Guarnieri, Roberto Izzo
      Pages 61-85
    4. Francesco Signorelli, Massimiliano Visocchi
      Pages 87-94
    5. Ibrahim Obeid, Derek T. Cawley
      Pages 95-108
  3. Perioperative Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Claudio Schonauer, Enrico Tessitore
      Pages 111-116
    3. Dominic J. Nardi, Shamik Chakraborty, Amir R. Dehdashti
      Pages 117-124
    4. Granit Molliqaj, Matthias Robin, Christoph Czarnetzki, Marie-Josée Daly, Americo Agostinho, Enrico Tessitore
      Pages 125-138
  4. Surgical Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. David Choi
      Pages 159-169
    3. Felice Esposito, Fabio Cacciola, Domenico Solari, Rosa Maria Gerardi, Filippo Flavio Angileri, Oreste de Divitiis et al.
      Pages 171-186
    4. Andrea Brunori, Daniele Marruzzo, Valentina Russo, Alberto Delitala
      Pages 187-196
    5. Joseph A. Osorio, Markus Schomacher, Christopher P. Ames
      Pages 197-206
    6. Yann Philippe Charles
      Pages 207-217
    7. Naveed Kamal, Renuka K. Reddy, Takanori Fukushima, James K. Liu
      Pages 219-235
    8. Kentaro Watanabe, Moujahed Labidi, Shunya Hanakita, Bernard George, Sébastien Froelich
      Pages 237-260
    9. Ken Hsuan-kan Chang, John Paul G. Kolcun, Michael Y. Wang
      Pages 261-273
    10. Elias Atallah, Nohra Chalouhi, Pascal Jabbour
      Pages 275-288
  5. Management of Cranio-Vertebral Junction Lesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Cédric Barrey, Mehdi Afathi, Théo Broussolle, Corentin Dauleac, Philippe Bancel
      Pages 291-305
    3. Juan Barges-Coll, John M. Duff
      Pages 307-318
    4. Claudio Schonauer, Enrico Tessitore, Raffaele de Falco, Massimiliano Maione, Francesco Certo, Giuseppe Barbagallo
      Pages 319-326
    5. Giuseppe M. V. Barbagallo, Massimiliano Maione, Francesco Certo
      Pages 327-333
    6. Christian F. Freyschlag, Claudius Thomé
      Pages 335-352
    7. Jared Fridley, Adetokunbo Oyelese, Ziya Gokaslan
      Pages 353-365
    8. Alessandro Landi, Giacoma M. F. Brunetto, Fabrizio Gregori, Roberto Delfini
      Pages 367-393
    9. Nathan T. Zwagerman, Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, Eric W. Wang, Carl H. Snyderman, Paul A. Gardner
      Pages 395-402
    10. Michael Bruneau, Bernard George
      Pages 413-429
    11. Paolo Di Russo, Erez Nossek, Amir R. Dehdashti
      Pages 431-452
    12. Giannantonio Spena, Marco Maria Fontanella
      Pages 483-499
    13. Jayesh C. Sardhara, Chaitanya Godbole, Pavaman Sindgikar, Sanjay Behari
      Pages 501-523
    14. Andrea Barbanera, Vincenzo Grasso, Andrea Cattalani, Matteo Vitali
      Pages 525-543
    15. Kuntal Kanti Das, Satyadeo Pandey, Shruti Gupta, Sanjay Behari
      Pages 545-564
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 565-574

About this book


This book provides a unique tool for approaching cranio-vertebral junction (CVJ) surgery. Following a brief introduction to the relevant anatomy and biomechanics of CVJ, it explores the field of cranio-vertebral junction lesions and their management. Furthermore, individual chapters cover endovascular surgery, endoscopic skull base techniques, navigation and robotics, ensuring that surgeons stay up-to-date. A chapter addressing the consequences of CVJ surgery with regard to sagittal balance is of particular importance. The book is structured according both to the type of lesion involving the CVJ (tumor, trauma), and to the type of surgical approach (anterior, posterior). Further, it reflects innovative treatment modalities that have improved patient safety and efficacy rates for surgery involving the CVJ, and covers both open and minimally invasive surgical methods, enabling surgeons to hone their skills in both areas. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Enrico Tessitore
    • 1
  • Amir R. Dehdashti
    • 2
  • Claudio Schonauer
    • 3
  • Claudius Thomé
    • 4
  1. 1.Neurosurgical UnitGeneva University HospitalsGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryNorth Shore University HospitalsManhassetUSA
  3. 3.Neurosurgical UnitASL Napoli 2 NordNaplesItaly
  4. 4.Department of NeurosurgeryInnsbruck University HospitalsInnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-18699-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-18700-2
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