The endonasal endoscopic approach to pathologies of the anterior craniocervical junction: Analytical review of cases treated at four european neurosurgical centres

Salvatore Chibbaro, Mario Ganau, Helene Cebula, Beniamino Nannavecchia, Julien Todeschi, Antonio Romano, Christian Debry, Francois Proust, Alessandro Olivi, Stephane Gaillard, Massimiliano Visocchi

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Abstract

Supported by preliminary anatomical and clinical studies exploring the feasibility and usefulness of approaching many ventral pathologies of the craniocervical junction (CCJ) using the endoscopic endonasal approach, four European centres have joined forces to accumulate and share their growing surgical experience of this advanced technique. By describing the steps that led to the development and continuous refinement of this approach to the CCJ, this article delves deeply into an analysis of the cases operated on since 2010 at these four institutions, and discusses in detail the operative nuances that so far have allowed achievement of successful outcomes with excellent perioperative patient comfort and satisfactory long-term quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationActa Neurochirurgica, Supplementum
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Wien
Pages187-195
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameActa Neurochirurgica, Supplementum
Volume125
ISSN (Print)0065-1419
ISSN (Electronic)2197-8395

Keywords

  • Basilar impression/invagination
  • Endonasal
  • Endoscopy
  • Odontoid pannus
  • Odontoidectomy
  • Transoral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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