Atlas of Craniocervical Junction and Cervical Spine Surgery

  • Stefano Boriani
  • Livio Presutti
  • Alessandro Gasbarrini
  • Francesco Mattioli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. Alicandri-Ciufelli, M. Menichetti, M. P. Alberici, L. Presutti
      Pages 3-16
    3. M. Girolami, R. Ghermandi, M. Ghirelli, A. Gasbarrini, S. Boriani
      Pages 17-26
    4. M. Bonali, D. Soloperto, E. Aggazzotti Cavazza, M. Ghirelli, L. Presutti
      Pages 27-46
  3. Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Luigi Simonetti, Carlotta Barbara, Salvatore Isceri, Elena Mengozzi
      Pages 49-61
    3. M. R. Bacchin, M. Di Fiore, Y. E. Akman, M. Girolami, R. Ghermandi, A. Gasbarrini et al.
      Pages 63-67
    4. M. Girolami, R. Ghermandi, A. Gasbarrini, Y. E. Akman, S. Boriani
      Pages 69-86
    5. M. Ghirelli, F. Mattioli, G. Molinari, I. Cena, L. Presutti
      Pages 87-94
    6. S. Boriani, R. Ghermandi, M. Girolami, A. Gasbarrini
      Pages 95-102
  4. Surgical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. F. Mattioli, G. Molteni, M. Bettini, E. Cigarini, L. Presutti
      Pages 105-128
    3. M. Ghirelli, F. Mattioli, G. Molinari, L. Presutti
      Pages 129-174
    4. R. Ghermandi, M. Girolami, A. Gasbarrini, S. Boriani
      Pages 175-183
    5. A. Gasbarrini, M. Girolami, R. Ghermandi, Y. E. Akman, S. Boriani
      Pages 185-216
    6. Gabriele Molteni, Marco Giuseppe Greco, Pierre Guarino
      Pages 217-227

About this book


This atlas documents current surgical approaches to the craniocervical junction and the cervical spine, providing step-by-step guidance on procedures and cervical spine stabilization techniques. Opening chapters present essential information on anatomy, depict pathologies with the aid of illustrative cases, describe the role of imaging techniques in patient evaluation, and discuss surgical instrumentation and patient positioning. The different techniques employed in this delicate anatomic region, including transnasal and transoral endoscopic approaches to the craniocervical junction and posterior and anterior approaches to the cervical spine, are then explained and illustrated with a view to providing the surgeon with a clear reference that can be used in the operating room. In addition, practical advice is offered on the treatment of potential complications, postoperative management, and rehabilitation. This book will be of value not only to neurosurgeons but also to orthopedists, ENT surgeons, neurologists, and physiatrists.


Approaches to the cervical spine Cervical stabilization Craniovertebral junction Transnasal endoscopic approaches Transoral endoscopic approaches

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Boriani
    • 1
  • Livio Presutti
    • 2
  • Alessandro Gasbarrini
    • 3
  • Francesco Mattioli
    • 4
  1. 1.BolognaItaly
  2. 2.ModenaItaly
  3. 3.BolognaItaly
  4. 4.University Hospital of ModenaModenaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42735-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42737-9
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