Advanced Pediatric Craniocervical Surgery

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Thieme, 2006 - Medical - 132 pages
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This text presents state-of-the-art techniques for surgery of the
craniovertebral junction and cervical spine. It provides concise explanations of
the underlying principles of each technique and insights into the unique issues
in pediatric surgery. With this complete resource, you will gain the solid
foundation in surgical concepts necessary to make critical clinical decisions as
well as the technical knowledge and confidence to carry them out.

Highlights include:

  • Detailed explanations illuminating the links between
    embryology and normal and abnormal development of the craniovertebral junction
    and cervical spine

  • In-depth discussion of the issues and techniques
    involved in both atlantoaxial and occipitocervical surgery in children

  • An entire chapter devoted to managing craniocervical
    conditions of patients with Down Syndrome

  • An examination of traumatic injuries of the
    craniocervical junction in children

  • More than 100 step-by-step illustrations demonstrating
    key surgical techniques

This readily accessible text will be a valuable asset in
the library of physicians managing and treating craniocervical conditions, from
the most experienced pediatric neurosurgeon to residents in the early stages of their careers.


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1Anatomy Embryology and Normal and Abnormal Development of the Craniovertebral Junction and Cervical Spine
2Clinical Biomechanics of the Pediatric Craniocervical Junction and Subaxial Spine
3Common Pathological Conditions of the Pediatric Craniovertebral Junction and Cervical Spine
4Traumatic Injuries of the Pediatric Craniocervical Junction
5Advanced Atlantoaxial Surgery in Children
6Advanced Occipitocervical Surgery in Children
7Advanced Surgery for the Subaxial Cervical Spine in Children

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Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Primary Childrens Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

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