Ligaments of the craniocervical junction: A review

R. Shane Tubbs, Justin D. Hallock, Virginia Radcliff, Robert P. Naftel, Martin Mortazavi, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja, Marios Loukas, Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol

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Abstract

The specialized ligaments of the craniocervical junction must allow for stability yet functional movement. Because injury to these important structures usually results in death or morbidity, the neurosurgeon should possess a thorough understanding of the anatomy and function of these ligaments. To the authors' knowledge, a comprehensive review of these structures is not available in the medical literature. The aim of the current study was to distill the available literature on each of these structures into one offering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)697-709
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Craniocervical junction
  • Craniovertebral junction
  • Ligaments
  • Neurosurgery
  • Skull base

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Tubbs, R. S., Hallock, J. D., Radcliff, V., Naftel, R. P., Mortazavi, M., Mohajel Shoja, M., ... Cohen-Gadol, A. A. (2011). Ligaments of the craniocervical junction: A review. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, 14(6), 697-709. https://doi.org/10.3171/2011.1.SPINE10612

Ligaments of the craniocervical junction : A review. / Tubbs, R. Shane; Hallock, Justin D.; Radcliff, Virginia; Naftel, Robert P.; Mortazavi, Martin; Mohajel Shoja, Mohammadali; Loukas, Marios; Cohen-Gadol, Aaron A.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Vol. 14, No. 6, 01.06.2011, p. 697-709.

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Tubbs, RS, Hallock, JD, Radcliff, V, Naftel, RP, Mortazavi, M, Mohajel Shoja, M, Loukas, M & Cohen-Gadol, AA 2011, 'Ligaments of the craniocervical junction: A review', Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 697-709. https://doi.org/10.3171/2011.1.SPINE10612
Tubbs RS, Hallock JD, Radcliff V, Naftel RP, Mortazavi M, Mohajel Shoja M et al. Ligaments of the craniocervical junction: A review. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2011 Jun 1;14(6):697-709. https://doi.org/10.3171/2011.1.SPINE10612
Tubbs, R. Shane ; Hallock, Justin D. ; Radcliff, Virginia ; Naftel, Robert P. ; Mortazavi, Martin ; Mohajel Shoja, Mohammadali ; Loukas, Marios ; Cohen-Gadol, Aaron A. / Ligaments of the craniocervical junction : A review. In: Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2011 ; Vol. 14, No. 6. pp. 697-709.
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