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Occipitocervical Fusion

  • Angelo LavanoEmail author
  • Giusy Guzzi
  • Carmelino Angelo Stroscio
  • Attilio Della Torre
  • Donatella Gabriele
  • Domenico Chirchiglia
  • Giorgio Volpentesta
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Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplement book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 125)

Abstract

Occipitocervical fusion is a surgical technique in continuous evolution due to the innovation of devices, operative and instrumentation techniques. The aetiologies responsible for occipitocervical instability are trauma, neoplastic disease, metabolic disease or congenital disease. A variety of stabilization techniques are currently available depending on the type of patient and surgeon’s experience. Each of these techniques requires thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the craniovertebral junction.

Notes

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelo Lavano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Giusy Guzzi
    • 1
  • Carmelino Angelo Stroscio
    • 1
  • Attilio Della Torre
    • 1
  • Donatella Gabriele
    • 1
  • Domenico Chirchiglia
    • 1
  • Giorgio Volpentesta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryMagna Graecia University of CatanzaroCatanzaroItaly

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