CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, vol.108, no.5, pp.440-445, 2006 (SCI-Expanded)
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CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
cervical spine, vertebral artery, longus colli muscle, uncinate process, SURGICAL ANATOMY, DECOMPRESSION, INJURY, SPONDYLOSIS, CORPECTOMY, REPAIR, FUSION, SPACE
Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated:
Objective: The second segment of the vertebral artery is under the risk of injury during anterior and anterolateral cervical spine procedures. To avoid such a risk, one needs to be familiar with the regional anatomy. The aim of this study was to measure the distance between the vertebral artery and the uncinate process, midline, and the medial side of the longus colli muscle using vertebral artery angiograms at the level of C6, C5, C4, and C3 vertebrae.