Technical advances in pediatric craniovertebral junction surgery

Mark E. Oppenlander, James Kalyvas, Volker K H Sonntag, Nicholas Theodore

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Abstract

Surgery for conditions in the craniovertebral junction in the pediatric population poses unique challenges. The posterior approach has emerged as the gold standard for arthrodesis in this region. Anterior fixation or decompression also may be indicated. Intraoperative image guidance and neurophysiological monitoring improve the safety and efficacy of these procedures. The specific technical advances in surgery of the craniovertebral junction that have improved patient outcomes are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-213
Number of pages13
JournalAdvances and technical standards in neurosurgery
Volume40
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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