The Selective Odontoidectomy: Endoscopic Endonasal Approach to the Craniocervical Junction


TANRIVERDI O., TUGCU B., GUNALDI O., BAYDIN S. S. , DEMIRGIL B. T. , SAM B., ...More

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.25, no.4, pp.1482-1487, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000000788
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1482-1487
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: The resection of the odontoid process via an extended endoscopic endonasal approach has been recently proposed as an alternative to the microscopic transoral method. We aimed to delineate a minimally invasive endoscopic transnasal odontoidectomy and to describe the endoscopic anatomy of the anterior craniovertebral junction (CVJ).