Posterior Approach to Cervical Spine

  • R. GhermandiEmail author
  • M. Girolami
  • A. Gasbarrini
  • S. Boriani


In the neck, the spine takes up the mid-part of the cross-sectional area, and its posterior aspect is surrounded by a thick layer of powerful muscles (see §2. Anatomy).


Cervical Spine Spinous Process Lateral Mass Posterior Arch Midline Skin Incision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Ghermandi
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Girolami
    • 1
  • A. Gasbarrini
    • 1
  • S. Boriani
    • 1
  1. 1.Oncologic and Degenerative Spine Surgery DepartmentRizzoli Orthopedic InstituteBolognaItaly

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