Advances, Challenges, and Future Directions in the Management of Craniovertebral Junction Pathologies

Najib El-Tecle, Nader S. Dahdaleh*, Michael B. Cloney, Nathan A. Shlobin, Tyler R. Koski, Jean Paul Wolinsky

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

In this third article in a 3-article series on the craniocervical junction, we define the terms “basilar impression,” “cranial settling,” “basilar invagination,” and “platybasia,” noting that these terms are often used interchangeably but represent distinct entities. We then provide examples that represent these pathologies and treatment paradigms. Finally, we discuss the challenges and future direction in the craniovertebral junction surgery space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-189
Number of pages7
JournalWorld neurosurgery
Volume175
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2023

Keywords

  • Craniocervical junction management
  • Craniovertebral junction
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Advances, Challenges, and Future Directions in the Management of Craniovertebral Junction Pathologies'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this