Anterior surgery of the upper part of the cervical spine by prevascular extraoral approach.

@article{Laus1993AnteriorSO,
  title={Anterior surgery of the upper part of the cervical spine by prevascular extraoral approach.},
  author={M. Broersen Laus and Carlos Chamorro Alfonso and Angela Laguardia and Armando Giunti},
  journal={La Chirurgia degli organi di movimento},
  year={1993},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={
          65-75
        }
}
Anterior surgery of the upper part of the cervical spine, that is, proximal to C3, may be performed by transoral approach, possibly enlarged by glossomandibulotomy, by a retrovascular extraoral approach, or by a prevascular extraoral approach. The authors describe the surgical method of prevascular extraoral approach that allowed them to effectively treat osteoma localized at C2 and C3, post-laminectomy instability at C3 and C4, solitary metastasis at C3. As compared to transoral surgery the… CONTINUE READING