Pathology and surgery around the vertebral artery

  • Bernard George
  • Michaël Bruneau
  • Robert F. Spetzler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. P. Fransen, B. J. M. Pirotte
    Pages 1-4
  3. B. George, M. Bruneau
    Pages 5-24
  4. S. Louryan, N. Vanmuylder, M. Bruneau
    Pages 25-28
  5. A. Campero, P. A. Rubino, A. L. Rhoton Jr.
    Pages 29-40
  6. M. Bruneau, O. De Witte, L. Regli, B. George
    Pages 53-74
  7. D. Balériaux, N. Gültasli
    Pages 75-83
  8. M. Rubiera, D. Patterson, A. V. Alexandrov
    Pages 85-95
  9. S. Amin-Hanjani, F. T. Charbel
    Pages 97-107
  10. M. Arnold, U. Fischer, M.-G. Bousser
    Pages 109-123
  11. C. Laurian, S. Fukui, E. Gigou
    Pages 201-213
  12. R. A. Hanel, L. B. C. Brasiliense, F. C. Albuquerque, R. F. Spetzler
    Pages 215-225
  13. M. Bruneau, J. F. Cornelius, B. George
    Pages 227-246
  14. M. Bruneau, M. Yasuda, B. George
    Pages 247-266
  15. B. C. R. Lázaro, N. Crawford, V. K. H. Sonntag
    Pages 267-271

About this book


This is the first comprehensive book about surgery on and around the vertebral artery all along its cervical and intracranial course. This vessel has been considered for long as out of surgical reach leaving many different pathologies not or incompletely treated. The surgical exposure and control of the vertebral artery not only permit to treat lesions of the vertebral artery wall or developed in contact to it but also to improve the access to the intervertebral foramen (tumors, osteophytes), to the anterior aspect of the spinal cord (tumors, spondylotic spurs), to the foramen magnum and to the jugular foramen.

This book written by leading experts includes all aspects of vertebral artery surgery from anatomy to imaging, surgical techniques and pathologies; it is illustrated by many figures especially operative views and schematic drawings so that the beginner as well as the experienced surgeon find useful information.

One of the editors of this book (B. GEORGE) was recently awarded the Olivecrona award for his work on the surgery of the vertebral artery.


cervical spine cranial base neurosurgery surgical techniques vertebral artery

Authors and affiliations

  • Bernard George
    • 1
  • Michaël Bruneau
    • 2
  • Robert F. Spetzler
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryHôpital LariboisièreParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryErasme University Hospital Université Libre de BruxellesBelgium
  3. 3.Barrow Neurological InstitutePhoenixUSA
  4. 4.Section of Neurosurgery Department of SurgeryUniversity of Arizona College of MedicineTusconUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Paris 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Paris
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-2-287-89786-3
  • Online ISBN 978-2-287-89787-0
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