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Microsurgical Anatomy of the Transoral Approach for Anterior Processes of the Upper Cervical Spine

  • R. R. Renella
  • S. Hussein
  • H. Friedrich
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 14)

Abstract

The main problem in surgical treatment of ventral processes of the upper cervical spine is the operative access. The transoral approach (TOA) allows direct exploration of this region (1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 13 ) and has been used for particular malformations of the atlanto–occipital junction(2,11), for atlanto–axial dislocations (l0), and for epidural lesions (8, 10 ). The aim of this anatomical study is to investigate the possibilities and limits of the TOA for extra and intradural operations in the cervical region.

Keywords

Cervical Spine Vertebral Artery Arteriovenous Malformation Posterior Longitudinal Ligament Transoral Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. R. Renella
    • 1
  • S. Hussein
    • 1
  • H. Friedrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische KlinikMedizinischen Hochschule HannoverHannover 61Germany

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