Surgery of the Craniovertebral Junction

Surgery of the Craniovertebral Junction

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This multidisciplinary work - the first since 1977 devoted specifically to craniovertebral surgery -includes contributions from the most respected authorities in the field, and offers neurosurgeons practical, step-by-step instruction in more than 30 different craniovertebral procedures. Organized into four main parts, the book begins by examining the embryology, anatomy, imaging, and biomechanics of the craniovertebral junction, then proceeds to the diagnosis, pathology, and clinical management of disorders affecting this region. Sections three and four - the core of the book - provide complete, fully illustrated coverage of all major craniovertebral techniques, including new material on skull base surgery, spine reconstruction, bone grafting, and spinal fusion. Special features include: Comprehensive information on a full range of craniovertebral procedures, from diagnosis and planning to postoperative care Color photographs and illustrations describing each technique State-of-the-art guidelines for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic spine injuries, bone softening diseases, vascular disorders, and tumors Modern approaches for the fixation and reconstruction of the cervical spine and occipitocervical region Special chapters on skull base access, decompression, and reconstruction procedures Practical, up-to-date, and filled with detailed how-to information not found in more generalized texts, SURGERY OF THE CRANIOVERTEBRAL JUNCTION is must reading for both experienced neurosurgeons and residents.This multidisciplinary work - the first since 1977 devoted specifically to craniovertebral surgery -includes contributions from the most respected authorities in the field, and offers neurosurgeons practical, step-by-step instruction in ...


Title:Surgery of the Craniovertebral Junction
Author: Curtis A. Dickman, Robert Friedrich Spetzler, Volker K. H. Sonntag
Publisher:Thieme - 1998
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