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Complications Related to Anterior Approaches

  • Luca DenaroEmail author
  • Domenico D'Avella
  • Umile Giuseppe Longo
  • Vincenzo Denaro

Transoral surgery is a procedure performed through the mouth to gain midline access from the sphenoid sinus rostrally to the third cervical vertebral body cau-dally [1], and it is particularly useful for lesions at the anterior aspect of the craniocervical junction [2, 3].

It has been used with varying degrees of success by numerous authors over the past century. The transoral approach, first described by Kanaval in 1919 [4] to remove a bullet locked between atlas and the base of the skull, was successively used by Scoville and Sherman in 1951 [5] for the removal of the odontoid process in basilar impression. Southwick and Robinson [6] and Mosberg and Lippman [7] described the transoral treatment of lesions of the second cervical vertebra.

Keywords

Vertebral Artery Soft Palate Hyoid Bone Glomus Tumor Odontoid Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Denaro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Domenico D'Avella
    • 2
  • Umile Giuseppe Longo
    • 3
  • Vincenzo Denaro
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of NeuroscienceUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly
  2. 2.Department of NeuroscienceUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma SurgeryCampus Bio-Medico UniversityRomeItaly
  4. 4.Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma SurgeryCampus Bio-Medico UniversityRomeItaly

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