The V2 segment of the vertebral artery in anterior and anterolateral cervical spinal surgery: A cadaver angiographic study

Guvencer M., Men S., Naderi S., Kiray A., Tetik S.

CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, vol.108, no.5, pp.440-445, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 108 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2005.04.006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.440-445
  • Keywords: cervical spine, vertebral artery, longus colli muscle, uncinate process, SURGICAL ANATOMY, DECOMPRESSION, INJURY, SPONDYLOSIS, CORPECTOMY, REPAIR, FUSION, SPACE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


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.