Written by masters in the field, The Craniovertebral Junction: Diagnosis, Pathology, Surgical Techniques provides in-depth coverage of up-to-date management principles for this delicate anatomic region.
After a brief introduction to anatomy, biomedical considerations, and embryology, the multidisciplinary team of authors, led by Professor Goel, discusses in detail the most innovative fixation and stabilization techniques for atlantoaxial dislocation, as well as congenital,infective, and acquired anomalies in the craniovertebral junction region. Each concise chapter focuses on a single pathology to guide readers through the nuances of these intricate and demanding surgical procedures.
Discusses in detail Professor Goel's groundbreaking treatment methods - now accepted as standards in the field
Covers state-of-the-art protocols and techniques, including alternative treatment protocols for irreducible and rotatory atlantoaxial dislocation and more
Introduces a novel concept of craniovertebral realignment
Over 1,000 high-quality drawings, radiographs, and full-color photographs demonstrate surgery and anatomy and enhance the text
Contains a full section Casebook featuring 22 well-illustrated cases displaying a wealth of pathology
Text is rounded out by practical advice on how to manage trauma, degenerative disorders, infections, and tumors
This fully illustrated manual fills the current gap in craniovertebral junction literature with the clear, accessible information every neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and spine surgeon needs.
Neurosurgeon, U.O.C. Neurochirurgia 1, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria, Policlinico Santa Maria alle Scotte, Siena, Italy
Section I) Comparative Anatomy Section II) Basic 3. DiLorenzo: Embryology and development of the craniovertebral junction 4. Cacciola: The vertebral artery in relation to the C1-C2 complex 5. Goel A: Quantitative Anatomy of the Lateral Masses of the Atlas and Axis Vertebrae 6. Vijay Goel: Biomechanics of the Craniovertebral Junction 7. Yoganandan: Biomechanical Considerations in Craniovertebral Stabilization 8. Ursekar: Radiological investigations Section III) AAD 9. Menezes: Congenital and developmental anomalies of the craniovertebral junction 10. Goel A: Atlantoaxial Fixation using Lateral Mass Plate and Screws 11. Aebi: Atlanto Axial Transarticular Fixation Techniques 12. Abumi: Occipitocervical Stabilization 13. Di Lorenzo: Odontoid screw fixation 14. Goel A: Joint `Jamming' as a Treatment for Atlantoaxial Dislocation and Basilar Invagination 15. Fessler: Modern Instrumentation in Craniovertebral Junction Surgery 16. Haid: Transoral Surgery 17. Ohata: Vertebral artery management in craniovertebral junction surgery 18. Kassam: Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery for Craniovertebral Junction 19. Suchomel: Computer Guided Surgery in Craniovertebral Junction and Upper Cervical Spine 20. Morota: Intraoperative Neurophysiology in Surgery for the Craniovertebral Junction 21. Riew: Revision Surgery of the Posterior Occipito-cervical Junction 22. Goel A: Techniques of Occipitocervical Fixation Section IV) Anomalies 23. Milhorat: Surgical Management of Syringomyelia Occurring with Chiari Malformations 24. Fehlings: The Chiari Malformations and Syringomyelia 25. Goel A: Is syringomyelia some pathology or a natural protective phenomenon? 26. Goel A: Basilar invagination: A review and a classification 27. Goel A: Basilar Invagination: Role of Craniovertebral Realignment on the basis of a New Classification 28. Goel A: Vertical mobile and reducible atlantoaxial dislocation 29. Goel A: Musculoskeletal changes in basilar invagination: Reversal following surgical decompression and stabilization 30. Goel A: `Fixed' Atlanto-axial Dislocation 31. Goel A: Rotatory Atlantoaxial Dislocation Section V) Trauma, Degenerative and Infections 32. Sonntag: Trauma to the Craniovertebral Junction 33. Benzel: Rheumatoid Arthritis of Cranio-Vertebral Junction: Contemporary Surgical Management 34. Goel A: Atlantoaxial Joint Degenerative Arthritis and Craniovertebral Instability 35. Goel A: Craniovertebral Realignment for Basilar Invagination and Atlantoaxial Dislocation secondary to Rheumatoid Arthritis 36. Behari: Craniocervical junction tuberculosis 37. Goel A: Pathogenesis of tuberculosis of craniovertebral junction: Its implication in surgical management Section VI) Tumors and approaches 38. Ryu: Tumors of the Craniovertebral Junction 39. Goel A: Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors of the Second Cervical (C2) nerve: Anatomical correlates and surgery. 40. Goel A: Midline posterior approach for meningiomas of the anterior foramen magnum 41. George: Lateral approaches to anteriorly located lesions of the craniocervical junction 42. Lanzino: Far Lateral Approach to the Craniocervical Junction 43. Sen: The Extreme Lateral Approach: Anatomy, Pathology and Surgical Indications in Skull Base Surgery Section VII) Miscellaneous 44. Rajshekhar: Craniovertebral junction anomalies associated with metabolic and genetic disorders 45. Goel A: Os odontoideum 46. Goel A: Anomalies in posterior spinal segments of axis 47. Goel A: Ossified ligamentum flavum of the atlantoaxial region 48. Goel A: Unilateral atlas facet hypertrophy Section VIII) Casebook 49. Picture gallery