Frameless stereotaxy in a transmandibular, circumglossal, retropharyngeal cervical decompression in a klippel-feil patient: Technical note

Daniel M. Sciubba, Ira M. Garonzik, Ian Suk, Gary L. Gallia, Anthony Tufaro, Jean Paul Wolinsky, Ziya L. Gokaslan

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Abstract

Frameless stereotaxy, while most commonly applied to intracranial surgery, has seen an increasing number of applications in spinal surgery. Its use in the spine has been described to a greater degree in posterior rather than anterior surgical approaches, presumably due to the relative paucity of anatomical landmarks appropriate for frameless stereotactic registration in the anterior spine. This technical note illustrates the previously undescribed, successful use of frameless stereotaxy to the transmandibular, circumglossal, retropharyngeal surgical approach in a patient with Klippel-Feil syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1286-1291
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Spine Journal
Volume15
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006

Keywords

  • Frameless stereotaxy
  • Klippel-Feil syndrome
  • Transmandibular, circumglossal, retropharyngeal approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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