© 2017

Atlas of Craniocervical Junction and Cervical Spine Surgery

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


  • Offers step-by-step descriptions of operative techniques

  • Provides practical advice on the management of complications and follow-up

  • Includes informative case studies and a wealth of illustrations


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

About the editors

Dr Stefano Boriani is Director of Department of Oncologic and Degenerative Spine Surgery at Rizzoli Institute (IOR), Bologna, Italy. After his first specialization in Orthopedics and Traumatology he became responsible of sub-unit of Oncologic Spine Surgery in the Department of Bone Tumor Surgery. His most important surgical and scientific interest concerns diagnosis and treatment of spine tumors. Other field of activity and research are: spine fractures, post-traumatic deformities, mini-invasive approaches.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Atlas of Craniocervical Junction and Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Editors Stefano Boriani
    Livio Presutti
    Alessandro Gasbarrini
    Francesco Mattioli
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-42735-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82650-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-42737-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 227
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosurgery
    Head and Neck Surgery
    Surgical Oncology
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