Advanced Pediatric Craniocervical Surgery

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Douglas L. Brockmeyer
Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 152 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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    Contents

    1 Anatomy Embryology and Normal and Abnormal Development of the Craniovertebral Junction and Cervical Spine
    1
    2 Clinical Biomechanics of the Pediatric Craniocervical Junction and Subaxial Spine
    27
    3 Common Pathological Conditions of the Pediatric Craniovertebral Junctionand Cervical Spine
    43
    4 Traumatic Injuries of the Pediatric Craniocervical Junction
    55
    5 Advanced Atlantoaxial Surgery in Children
    75
    6 Advanced Occipitocervical Surgery in Children
    93
    7 Advanced Surgery for the Subaxial Cervical Spine in Children
    109
    Index
    123
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    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Primary Childrens Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

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