Surgical anatomy of the craniocervical junction relevant to chiari malformations

R. Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja, Marios Loukas, W. Jerry Oakes

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Abstract

The anatomy of the craniocervical junction is complex with an intricate intersection between lower cranial and upper cervical nerves and the osteology of the posterior fossa skull and the atlanto-axial joints. A comprehensive understanding of this morphology is important to those treating patients with hindbrain herniation. In this chapter, the surgical anatomy of the posterior fossa and its contents (cerebellum, brainstem, lower cranial nerves, vertebrobasilar arteries, cranial venous sinuses) and upper cervical spine and its related neurovascular structures are reviewed and in special regard to the anatomy encountered in posterior fossa decompression for the Chiari malformations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Chiari Malformations
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages73-82
Number of pages10
Volume9781461463696
ISBN (Electronic)9781461463696
ISBN (Print)1461463688, 9781461463689
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Anatomy
Cranial Sinuses
Osteology
Atlanto-Axial Joint
Rhombencephalon
Cranial Nerves
Decompression
Skull
Cerebellum
Brain Stem
Spine
Arteries

Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Chiari
  • Hindbrain
  • Morphology
  • Posterior fossa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Tubbs, R. S., Mohajel Shoja, M., Loukas, M., & Oakes, W. J. (2013). Surgical anatomy of the craniocervical junction relevant to chiari malformations. In The Chiari Malformations (Vol. 9781461463696, pp. 73-82). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6369-6_5

Surgical anatomy of the craniocervical junction relevant to chiari malformations. / Tubbs, R. Shane; Mohajel Shoja, Mohammadali; Loukas, Marios; Oakes, W. Jerry.

The Chiari Malformations. Vol. 9781461463696 Springer New York, 2013. p. 73-82.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Tubbs, RS, Mohajel Shoja, M, Loukas, M & Oakes, WJ 2013, Surgical anatomy of the craniocervical junction relevant to chiari malformations. in The Chiari Malformations. vol. 9781461463696, Springer New York, pp. 73-82. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6369-6_5
Tubbs RS, Mohajel Shoja M, Loukas M, Oakes WJ. Surgical anatomy of the craniocervical junction relevant to chiari malformations. In The Chiari Malformations. Vol. 9781461463696. Springer New York. 2013. p. 73-82 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6369-6_5
Tubbs, R. Shane ; Mohajel Shoja, Mohammadali ; Loukas, Marios ; Oakes, W. Jerry. / Surgical anatomy of the craniocervical junction relevant to chiari malformations. The Chiari Malformations. Vol. 9781461463696 Springer New York, 2013. pp. 73-82
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