Pediatric Craniovertebral Junction Diseases

Surgical Management of Craniovertebral Junction Diseases in Children

  • Concezio Di Rocco
  • Nejat Akalan

Part of the Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery book series (NEUROSURGERY, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Technical Standards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vasović Ljiljana, Jovanović Ivan, Ugrenović Slađana, Vlajković Slobodan, Jovanović Predrag, Đorđević Gordana
      Pages 111-139
    3. Matylda Machnowska, Charles Raybaud
      Pages 141-170
    4. Orazio Genovese, Federica Tosi, Marco Piastra, Antonio Chiaretti, Giorgio Conti, Concezio Di Rocco et al.
      Pages 171-197
  3. Advances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Mark E. Oppenlander, James Kalyvas, Volker K. H. Sonntag, Nicholas Theodore
      Pages 201-213
    3. Vincent Reina, Genevieve Baujat, Brigitte Fauroux, Vincent Couloigner, Elise Boulanger, Christian Sainte-Rose et al.
      Pages 295-312
    4. Erik Pietro Sganzerla, Carlo Giussani, Marco Grimaldi, Rossella Parini, Pablo Ingelmo, Andrea Trezza et al.
      Pages 313-331
    5. Mark E. Oppenlander, Justin C. Clark, Volker K. H. Sonntag, Nicholas Theodore
      Pages 333-353
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 355-376

About this book


Management of congenital and acquired diseases of the craniovertebral junction (CVJ), comprising the occipital bone surrounding the foramen magnum, the atlas, and the axis vertebrae, constitutes one of the more complex areas of neurosurgery. This is particularly true in the pediatric population, in which the neurosurgeon is faced with a wide variety of congenital developmental anomalies and acquired diseases and must take into account the need to avoid significant interference in still growing structures. Pediatric neurosurgeons are increasingly called upon to face this stimulating region, the diseases of which may now be managed with rewarding results even in the first years of life owing to progress in the neurosciences, availability of advanced neuroimaging diagnostic tools, and improved surgical and anesthesiological techniques.

This dedicated volume in the series Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery (ATSN) provides a comprehensive approach to CVJ diseases and their management based on the multidisciplinary cooperation of neurosurgeons, anatomists, neuroradiologists, and neuroanesthesiologists. The contributing authors represent the most renowned clinical and surgical experts from Europe and beyond. In accordance with the traditional structure of ATSN, the 12 chapters of the volume are organized into advanced (7) and standard (5) contributions.

The main topics highlighted are embryology, normal and abnormal development of the CVJ, including the related vessels, modern radiological contributions to diagnosis, genetic and metabolic factors which may impact on the surgical strategies, the opportunities offered by traditional operative techniques, and the recently introduced minimally invasive and endoscopic surgical modalities. Special emphasis is also placed on the evolution of the principles of surgical treatment as matured during the past decade by experiences in the still open field of pediatric neurosurgery.


Extracranial segments Mucopolysaccharidoses Os Odontoideum syndrome Rheumatoid pediatric patients Trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Concezio Di Rocco
    • 1
  • Nejat Akalan
    • 2
  1. 1.INI-International Neuroscience InstituteHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01064-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01065-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0095-4829
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