New PDF release: Advanced Pediatric Craniocervical Surgery

By Douglas L. Brockmeyer

ISBN-10: 3131320818

ISBN-13: 9783131320810

This article provides cutting-edge recommendations for surgical procedure of the
craniovertebral junction and cervical backbone. It offers concise reasons of
the underlying ideas of every method and insights into the original concerns
in pediatric surgical procedure. With this whole source, you'll achieve the forged
foundation in surgical recommendations essential to make serious medical judgements as
well because the technical wisdom and self assurance to hold them out.

Highlights include:

  • distinctive reasons illuminating the hyperlinks among
    embryology and basic and irregular improvement of the craniovertebral junction
    and cervical backbone
  • In-depth dialogue of the problems and methods
    interested by either atlantoaxial and occipitocervical surgical procedure in little ones
  • a complete bankruptcy dedicated to coping with craniocervical
    stipulations of sufferers with Down Syndrome
  • An exam of worrying accidents of the
    craniocervical junction in youngsters
  • greater than a hundred step by step illustrations demonstrating
    key surgical suggestions

This comfortably obtainable textual content can be a precious asset in
the library of physicians coping with and treating craniocervical stipulations, from
the such a lot skilled pediatric neurosurgeon to citizens within the early phases in their careers.

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Bagnall KM, Higgins SJ, Sanders EJ. The contribution made by cells from a single somite to tissues within a body segment and assessment of their integration with similar cells from adjacent segments. Development 1989;107:931–943 23. Ogden JA, Ganey TM, Sasse J, Neame PJ, Hilbelink DR. Development and maturation of the axial skeleton. In: Weinstein SL, ed. The Pediatric Spine: Principles and Practice. New York: Raven; 1994:3–69 24. Bareggi R, Grill V, Sandrucci MA, et al. Developmental pathways of vertebral centra and neural arches in human embryos and fetuses.

The timing of butterfly vertebrae in these models, as well as the few described human fetal malformations,42 supports the view that these defects arise during the initial formation of the somites. 42 Localized failure of fusion of the ventral and dorsal ossification centers could result in malformations of either or both the pedicles and the facets, such as dysplastic spondylolysis. Moreover, a failure of fusion of the bilaterally paired dorsal chondrification or, later, ossification centers could result in spina bifida occulta, with a missing or malformed spinous process.

Pediatric vertebral column and spinal cord injuries. In: Youmans JR, ed. Neurological Surgery. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2004:3515–3557). The dynamics of axial rotation can be described by a motion curve where the degrees of rotation are plotted on an x- and y-axis (Fig. 2–2). Because there is minimal rotation at O–C1, the head essentially moves with C1 during rotation, and the degree of head axial rotation is essentially the same as the degree of C1 rotation. This is plotted on the x-axis. The degree of rotation between C1 and C2 is plotted on the y-axis.

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