Anesthesiological Management and Patient Positioning

  • M. R. BacchinEmail author
  • M. Di Fiore
  • Y. E. Akman
  • M. Girolami
  • R. Ghermandi
  • A. Gasbarrini
  • S. Boriani


Prior to the surgery, reproduction of symptoms with extension of the neck should be assessed. Extension may help for better exposure and visualization. However, the severity of stenosis may limit the amount of extension that can be tolerated by the patient. In this case, a neutral neck position must be maintained till the end of the decompression procedure.


Brachial Plexus Retinal Artery Occlusion Central Retinal Artery Occlusion Decompression Procedure Wrist Band 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. R. Bacchin
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Di Fiore
    • 1
  • Y. E. Akman
    • 2
  • M. Girolami
    • 3
  • R. Ghermandi
    • 3
  • A. Gasbarrini
    • 3
  • S. Boriani
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain MedicineRizzoli Orthopedic InstituteBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Orthopaedics and Traumatology DepartmentMetin Sabanci Baltalimani Bone Diseases Training and Research HospitalIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Oncologic and Degenerative Spine Surgery DepartmentRizzoli Orthopedic InstituteBolognaItaly

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