Surgery of the Spine and Spinal Cord

A Neurosurgical Approach

  • Erik van de Kelft

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. General Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Erik Van de Kelft
      Pages 3-4
    3. Kristiaan D’Août
      Pages 5-14
    4. Jasper Van Hoorick, Hugo Thienpont, Peter Dubruel, Sandra Van Vlierberghe
      Pages 15-63
    5. Patricia Larouche, Agnes d’Entremont, George Thompson, Kishore Mulpuri
      Pages 65-75
  3. Cervical Spine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Bruno De Potter, Lukasz Augsburg, Ken Carpentier, Paul M. Parizel
      Pages 93-108
    3. Kai-Michael Scheufler, Daniela Diesing
      Pages 161-176
    4. Manish K. Kasliwal, Vincent C. Traynelis
      Pages 177-191
    5. Manish K. Kasliwal, Vincent C. Traynelis
      Pages 193-211
    6. Adam Prince, Jeffrey P. Mullin, Edward C. Benzel
      Pages 213-222
    7. Christopher Brenke, Kirsten Schmieder
      Pages 223-230
    8. Jau-Ching Wu, Tsung-Hsi Tu
      Pages 231-239
  4. Thoracic Spine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241

About this book


This book offers essential guidance on selecting the most appropriate surgical management option for a variety of spinal conditions, including idiopathic problems, and degenerative disease. While the first part of the book discusses the neuroanatomy and biomechanics of the spine, pain mechanisms, and imaging techniques, the second guides the reader through the diagnostic process and treatment selection for disorders of the different regions of the spine, based on the principles of evidence-based medicine. I.e., it clearly explains why a particular technique should be selected for a specific patient on the basis of the available evidence, which is carefully reviewed. The book identifies potential complications and highlights technical pearls, describing newer surgical techniques and illustrating them with the help of images and accompanying videos. Though primarily intended for neurosurgeons, the book will also be of interest to orthopaedic surgeons, specialists in physical medicine, and pain specialists. ​


Cervical Spine Idiopathic problems Lumbosacral Spine Spinal Radiology Thoracic Spine

Editors and affiliations

  • Erik van de Kelft
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of NeurosurgeryAZ NikolaasSint-NiklaasBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27611-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27613-7
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