Experience with the expanded endonasal approach for resection of the odontoid process in rheumatoid disease.

@article{Nayak2007ExperienceWT,
  title={Experience with the expanded endonasal approach for resection of the odontoid process in rheumatoid disease.},
  author={Jayakar V Nayak and Paul A. Gardner and A. Vescan and Ricardo L Carrau and Amin Kassam and Carl H. Snyderman},
  journal={American journal of rhinology},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={601-6}
}
BACKGROUND One of the common indications for removal of the odontoid process includes decompression of the cervicomedullary junction in patients with arthritic degeneration. Resection of the odontoid process can be accomplished using a completely transnasal endoscopic approach. METHODS A retrospective review was performed of patients with rheumatoid pannus undergoing transnasal endoscopic resection of the odontoid to assess preoperative characteristics, postoperative complications, and… CONTINUE READING

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