Surgical anatomy of neurovascular structures related to ventral C1-2 complex: an anatomical study

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Çırpan S., Sayhan S., Yonguc G. N., Eyuboglu C., Guvencer M., Naderi S.

SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY, vol.40, no.5, pp.581-586, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00276-017-1961-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.581-586
  • Keywords: Surgical anatomy, Transoral odontoidectomy, Anterior cervical approaches, Atlantoaxial stabilization, Vertebral artery, Hypoglossal nerve, Internal carotid artery, INTERNAL CAROTID-ARTERY, CERVICAL-SPINE SURGERY, VERTEBRAL ARTERY, LATERAL MASS, HYPOGLOSSAL NERVE, SCREW PLACEMENT, RISK-FACTORS, DYSPHAGIA, FIXATION, INJURY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Transoral odontoidectomy and ventral C1-2 stabilization are important surgical procedures, performed to decompress ventral spinal cord, and to stabilize craniovertebral junction. These procedures require knowledge regarding surgical anatomy of neurovascular structures ventral to the C1-2 complex. The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationships between neurovascular structures and bony landmarks in ventral atlantoaxial complex.