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Cervical Spine Surgery: Standard and Advanced Techniques

Cervical Spine Research Society - Europe Instructional Surgical Atlas

  • Heiko Koller
  • Yohan Robinson


  • Offers comprehensive, up-to-date information and guidance for all cervical spine surgeons

  • Describes the standard and advanced techniques recommended by the CSRS – European Section (CSRS-E)

  • Written by key opinion makers from the CSRS-E, in collaboration with affiliated surgeons


Table of contents

  1. Surgical Approaches

    1. Michael Mayer
      Pages 113-117
    2. Christian Mazel, Dominique H. Grunenwald
      Pages 119-123
    3. Jan Štulík, Petr Nesnídal
      Pages 125-130
  2. Surgical Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Alexander Mushkin, Alexander Gubin
      Pages 133-138
    3. Anton Kathrein
      Pages 139-143
    4. Chao Wang, Xu Nuang, S. Wang
      Pages 145-152
    5. Christoph Josten, Ulrich J. Spiegl
      Pages 153-157
    6. Brian J. Dlouhy, Arnold H. Menezes
      Pages 159-165
    7. Heinrich Boehm, Mootaz Shousha
      Pages 167-173
    8. Dezsö Jeszenszky, Markus Loibl
      Pages 175-181
    9. Petr Vachata, Petr Suchomel
      Pages 183-187
    10. Philippe Bancel
      Pages 189-193
    11. Philippe Bancel
      Pages 195-200
    12. Jason L. Pittman, Richard J. Bransford
      Pages 201-206
    13. Scott J. Raffa, Juan Uribe
      Pages 207-212
    14. Philippe Bancel, Takachika Shimizu
      Pages 213-218

About this book


This comprehensive, up-to-date textbook of modern cervical spine surgery describes the standard and advanced techniques recommended by the Cervical Spine Research Society – European Section (CSRS-E) with a view to enabling both young and experienced surgeons to further develop their skills and improve their surgical outcomes. Success in cervical spine surgery depends on the surgeon’s awareness of the main challenges posed by distinct cervical spine diseases, theoretical understanding of treatment concepts, and knowledge of technical options and the related potential for complications. It is the surgeon who has to merge theory and practice to achieve the desired outcome, in each case appraising the details of surgical anatomy and weighing the challenges and complications associated with a surgical technique against the skills that he or she possesses. This excellently illustrated book, written by key opinion makers from the CSRS-E with affiliated surgeons as co-authors, presents the full range of approaches and techniques and clearly identifies indications, precautions, and pitfalls. It will be a superb technical reference for all cervical spine surgeons, whether orthopaedic surgeons or neurosurgeons.


Surgical approaches Cervical approaches Neural spinal tumors Cervical osteotomies Subaxial Cervical Spine

Editors and affiliations

  • Heiko Koller
    • 1
  • Yohan Robinson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum rechts der IsarTechnische Universität MünchenMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedics, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska AcademyGothenburg UniversityGothenburgSweden

About the editors

Heiko Koller is Head of the Spine and Scoliosis Center at Schön Clinics Vogtareuth in the South of Germany. Prof.Koller’s work is dedicated to the treatment and research of patients with spinal deformity at all levels both in very young or adolescent patients as well as adult deformity patients. He is board member of the Cervical Spine Research Society - Europe since 2012 and he is also engaged in the German Spine Society. He received several awards for his research and is lead or co-author in more than 100 article or book chapters. 

Yohan Robinson is Head of Medical Research at the Armed Forces Centre of Defence Medicine in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is Associate Professor at Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden. 

He was trained at Charité - University Hospital Berlin, Germany, where he undertook multi-trauma research at the Center for Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery. In 2008 Dr. Robinson moved to Uppsala 

University Hospital, Sweden, as orthopaedic spine surgeon. He has educational responsibility in medical undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and is supervisor for PhD students and international spine surgery fellows. In 2018 he completed his MBA in International Healthcare Management with a thesis on cost-effectiveness of cervical disc replacement over anterior cervical fusion.

Dr. Robinson joined the Cervical Spine Research Society - Europe in 2010 where he currently serves as Chair of the Programme Committee. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cervical Spine Surgery: Standard and Advanced Techniques
  • Book Subtitle Cervical Spine Research Society - Europe Instructional Surgical Atlas
  • Editors Heiko Koller
    Yohan Robinson
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-93431-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-93432-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 637
  • Number of Illustrations 133 b/w illustrations, 350 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgical Orthopedics
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