By Daniel H. Kim MD FACS, Alexander R. Vaccaro MD PhD FACS, Curtis A. Dickman MD, Dosang Cho MD PhD, SangKook Lee MD, Ilsup Kim MD

Written via 3 neurosurgeons and an orthopedic health practitioner, this entire reference's multidisciplinary process makes it suitable and informative to all surgeons despite their forte or point of surgical event. After completely reviewing the anatomy and techniques to the backbone, the authors lead you thru a whole diversity of state of the art innovations in backbone surgical procedure, together with these systems in general played for degenerative illness, trauma, scoliosis, tumor, and an infection. ample full-color illustrations, three-d photographs and cadaver dissection pictures stroll you thru either easy and intricate spinal surgeries. The bonus CD-ROM comprises the entire photos from the e-book, together with the most sought-after anatomic pictures and radiographic pictures in neurosurgery, introduced jointly for the 1st time uniquely for this volume.Multiple-viewpoint, full-color photos and illustrations supply a radical presentation of strategies and suitable anatomy.Concise, atlas-style layout makes recommendations effortless to appreciate and reproduce.The Bonus CD-ROM contains all of the photos from the booklet in an simply searchable layout to be used in digital presentations.Multidisciplinary insurance makes the e-book proper and informative to all backbone surgeons.Facilitates analysis and difficulty avoidance with scientific pearls and hints..With over 60 extra participants.

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An inverted horseshoe incision is made with one of the limbs along the midline and the other limb at the side of the neck. The horizontal limb is at the level of the upper border of the ear. The incision begins in the midline, approximately 5 cm below the external occipital protuberance, and is directed upward to just above the external occipital protuberance, turning laterally just above the superior nuchal line, reaching the mastoid, and turning downward in front of the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle onto the lateral aspect of the neck to approximately 5 cm below the mastoid tip and below where the transverse process of the atlas can be palpated through the skin.

Ardlsey, NY, CIBA-Geigy Corp, 1986, Section I, Plate 9–13, 11–15. 14. Pait TG, Borba LA: Stabilization of the cervical spine (C3-7) with articular mass (lateral mass) plate and screws. In Rengachary SS, Wilkins RH (eds): Neurosurgical Operative Atlas, Vol. 5. Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins, 1996, pp 91–100. 15. Permeczky A: The posterolateral approach to the foramen magnum. In Samii M (ed): Surgery In and Around the Brain Stem and the Third Ventricle. Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1986, pp 460–466. 16.

Bauer R, Kerschbaumer F, Poisel S, et al: Approaches, anterior approaches, cervical spine and cervicothoracic junction. In Bauer R (ed): Atlas of Spinal Operations. New York, Thieme, 1993, pp 1–12. 2. Watkins RG: Anterior medial approach to C1, C2 and C3. In Watkins RG: Surgical Approaches to the Spine, 2nd ed. New York, Springer, 2004, pp 34–47. 3. Janfaza P, Fabian RL: The back and posterior region of the neck. In Janfaza P, Nadol JB, Galla FJ, et al (eds): Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck.

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