Written by three neurosurgeons and an orthopedic surgeon, this comprehensive reference's multidisciplinary approach makes it relevant and informative to all surgeons regardless of their specialty or level of surgical experience. After thoroughly reviewing the anatomy and approaches to the spine, the authors lead you through a full range of state-of-the-art techniques in spine surgery, including those procedures commonly performed for degenerative disease, trauma, scoliosis, tumor, and infection. Abundant full-color illustrations, three-dimensional images and cadaver dissection photos walk you through both simple and complex spinal surgical procedures. The bonus CD-ROM contains all the images from the book, including some of the most sought-after anatomic photographs and radiographic images in neurosurgery, brought together for the first time uniquely for this volume.
- Multiple-viewpoint, full-color photographs and illustrations provide a thorough presentation of procedures and relevant anatomy.
- Concise, atlas-style format makes techniques easy to understand and reproduce.
- The Bonus CD-ROM includes all the images from the book in an easily searchable format for use in electronic presentations.
- Multidisciplinary coverage makes the book relevant and informative to all spine surgeons.
- Facilitates diagnosis and complication avoidance with clinical pearls and hints..
Section I. Surgical Anatomy and Approaches
A. Craniovertebral Junction and Upper Cervical Spine
Chapter 1: Transoral Approach to Craniocervical Junction and Upper Cervical Spine
Chapter 2: Transmaxillary Approach to the Clivus and Upper Cervical Spine
Chapter 3: High Cervical Retropharyngeal Approach to the Craniocervical Junction
Chapter 4: Posterior and Far-Lateral Approaches to Craniovertebral Junction
B. Mid and Lower Cervical Spine
Chapter 5: Anterior Approach to Mid-Cervical Spine
Chapter 6: Posterior Approach to Mid-Cervical SpineMD
C. Cervicothoracic Junction and Thoracic Spine
Chapter 7: Anterior Approaches to the Cervicothoracic Junction
Chapter 8: Anterolateral Transthoracic Approaches to the Cervicothoracic Junction
Chapter 9: Posterolateral Approaches to the Cervicothoracic Junction
D. Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Spines
Chapter 10: Thoracoabdominal Approach
Chapter 11: Anterior Retroperitoneal Approach to Lumbar Spine
Chapter 12: Posterior and Posterolateral Approaches to the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
E. Lumbar Sacral Junction
Chapter 13: Transperitoneal Approaches to the Lumbosacral Junction
Chapter 14: Anterior Retroperitoneal Approach
Chapter 15: Posterior Sacral Approach to the Sacrum
Section II. Degenerative Disease of the Spine
A. Cervical Disk Herniation
Chapter 16: Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion
Chapter 17: Anterior Cervical Microforaminotomy
Chapter 18: Anterior Cervical Fusion and Instrumentation Techniques
Chapter 19: Posterior Keyhole Cervical Foraminotomy
B. Cervical Stenosis
Chapter 20: Anterior Corpectomy and Fusion
Chapter 21: Laminotomy and Laminectomy
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Professor, Director of Spinal Neurosurgery and Reconstructive Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Department of Neurosurgery, Lee Memorial Hospital, Fort Myers, FL
The Everrett J. and Marion Gordon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; Professor of Neurosurgery, Co-Director of the Delaware Valley Spinal Cord Injury Center; Co-Chief Spine Surgery, Co-Director Spine Surgery; Thomas Jefferson University and the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Director of Spinal Research, Associate Chief, Barrow Neurosurgical Associates, Ltd., Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
"After reviewing the anatomy and approaches to the spine, Kim (spinal neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center), two other neurosurgeons, and an orthopedic surgeon lead readers through the latest techniques in spine surgery, detailing procedures commonly performed for degenerative disease, trauma, scoliosis, tumor, and infection. Techniques are illustrated with color drawings, computer-generated images, and cadaver dissection photos. A companion CD-ROM contains all of the images from the book in a searchable format for use in electronic presentations." -- SciTech Book News, March 2006