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Intraspinal Variations of Nerve Roots

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. General Part

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Viktor Matejčík, Zora Haviarová, Roman Kuruc, Andrej Šteňo, Juraj Šteňo
      Pages 3-13
    3. Viktor Matejčík, Zora Haviarová, Roman Kuruc, Andrej Šteňo, Juraj Šteňo
      Pages 15-24
    4. Viktor Matejčík, Zora Haviarová, Roman Kuruc, Andrej Šteňo, Juraj Šteňo
      Pages 25-30
    5. Viktor Matejčík, Zora Haviarová, Roman Kuruc, Andrej Šteňo, Juraj Šteňo
      Pages 31-38
    6. Viktor Matejčík, Zora Haviarová, Roman Kuruc, Andrej Šteňo, Juraj Šteňo
      Pages 39-42
  3. Vertebral Column and Spinal Cord

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Viktor Matejčík, Zora Haviarová, Roman Kuruc, Andrej Šteňo, Juraj Šteňo
      Pages 45-51
    3. Viktor Matejčík, Zora Haviarová, Roman Kuruc, Andrej Šteňo, Juraj Šteňo
      Pages 53-59
  4. Intraspinal Connections of Nerve Roots

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Viktor Matejčík, Zora Haviarová, Roman Kuruc, Andrej Šteňo, Juraj Šteňo
      Pages 63-66
    3. Viktor Matejčík, Zora Haviarová, Roman Kuruc, Andrej Šteňo, Juraj Šteňo
      Pages 67-101
  5. Intradural Connections of Spinal Nerve Roots

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Viktor Matejčík, Zora Haviarová, Roman Kuruc, Andrej Šteňo, Juraj Šteňo
      Pages 105-110
    3. Viktor Matejčík, Zora Haviarová, Roman Kuruc, Andrej Šteňo, Juraj Šteňo
      Pages 119-133
  6. Extradural Spinal Nerve Roots Connection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Viktor Matejčík, Zora Haviarová, Roman Kuruc, Andrej Šteňo, Juraj Šteňo
      Pages 137-145
    3. Viktor Matejčík, Zora Haviarová, Roman Kuruc, Andrej Šteňo, Juraj Šteňo
      Pages 147-153

About this book

Introduction

The main purpose of this book is to provide the reader with a better understanding of spinal nerve root injuries caused by various pathologies (e.g. disc herniation, space-occupying lesions, trauma etc.).

The standard anatomical description of spinal nerve roots origin, course and arrangement (described in the first chapters of the book) is now strongly influenced by the frequent findings of their intraspinal extradural and intradural connecting branches and by other variations,  which are considered to be the major cause of the surgical therapy failures.  Intraspinal extradural and intradural neuroanatomical roots variations may affect in fact the clinical picture, diagnosis, and surgical treatment; their recognition can minimize the damage to neural structures in the spinal anaesthesia, in spinal operations, in spondylosurgery, in endoscopic surgery, laser discectomy, etc.  Their  aetiology is unknown and it has to be elucidated, and they are rarely found during the usual preoperational  examinations, a reason that encouraged various anatomical dissection studies finalized to their description.

The data shown in this book will be surely helpful for traumatologists, orthopaedists, spinal surgeons, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons and for all those dealing with intraspinal variations of nerve roots.

Keywords

Spinal Nerve Roots Intraspinal Extradural Connections Intradural Connections Nerve Root Variations

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryComenius UniversityBratislavaSlovakia
  2. 2.Institute of AnatomyComenius UniversityBratislavaSlovakia
  3. 3.The Health Surveillance AuthorityBratislavaSlovakia
  4. 4.Department of NeurosurgeryComenius UniversityBratislavaSlovakia
  5. 5.Department of NeurosurgeryComenius UniversityBratislavaSlovakia

About the authors

Prof. Viktor Matejčík graduated in 1975 at the Medical Faculty of the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. In 1982 he took the 1st Degree Qualification in Surgery, followed by a Degree in Neurosurgery and a Professor degree at Comenius University. He worked as assistant lecturer and as professor at the Department of Neurosurgery at the Faculty of Medicine at the Comenius University and University Hospital, while nowadays he is Deputy of the Head of this Department. His main interest areas are: neurosurgery, craniocerebral injuries, and peripheral nerves. Prof. Matejčík  is author and co-author of nearly 200 publications with more than 200 citations.      

Zora Haviarová graduated at the Medical Faculty of the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. In 1995 she took a Degree Qualification in Internal Medicine. She is assistant lecturer at the Institute of Anatomy at the Medical Faculty of the Comenius University and works, since 2013, at the dispensary of the Institute of Tropical Diseases (Bratislava, Slovakia). Her main areas of interest are: research on the structure of the varicose vein wall, clinical anatomy (cardiovascular system, peripheral nerves), and infectology. Dr. Haviarová is author and co-author of more than 100 publications with more than 90 citations. 

Kuruc Roman graduated at the Medical Faculty of Comenius University, Bratislava (General Medicine branch), then he got a Degree Qualification in Pathological anatomy and one in Forensic Medicine. With a special interest on forensic medicine, cranio-cerebral injuries and traffic injuries, he is author and co-author of more than 120 publications.

Andrej Šteňo graduated at the Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, faculty of medicine. He now works at the Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine of Comenius University and University Hospital. His special Interests are Intraoperative imaging, awake surgery, Glioma surgery, Surgery of the sellar region, Cerebrovascular surgery.

Juraj Šteňo attended the Faculty of Medicine of Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. Doctor honoris causa, from 2015 he is Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Comenius University. Author and co-author of more than 400 publications, he took more than 600 lectures all over the world.



Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Intraspinal Variations of Nerve Roots
  • Authors Viktor Matejčík
    Zora Haviarová
    Roman Kuruc
    Andrej Šteňo
    Juraj Šteňo
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01686-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-01685-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-01686-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 181
  • Number of Illustrations 36 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosurgery
    Neurology
    Imaging / Radiology
    Anatomy
    Anesthesiology
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