Approach to the Cervical V. A.

  • Bernard George
  • Claude Laurian


The first approach to, although not for surgery on, the V. A. seems to have been performed by Boudot in 1864, who mentioned the possibility of transverse process resection through a retromastoid route. This is actually the first technical note on the technique of V. A. surgery. Following reports were essentially devoted to treatment of V. A. injuries, such as Matas’ report. Although V. A. surgery did not further develop at this time, these papers indicated that the V. A. could be approached, particularly on its first portion where V. A. ligations were performed.


Internal Jugular Vein Transverse Process Venous Plexus Posterior Arch Anterior Branch 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard George
    • 1
  • Claude Laurian
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryHôpital LariboisièreParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of Vascular SurgeryHôpital Saint JosephParisFrance

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