Background: Odontoidectomy may represent the treatment of choice for symptomatic ventral craniovertebral junction stenosis in selected cases. An endoscopic transnasal approach has been proposed as an alternative to a classic transoral approach. Method: We report a case of a patient with a craniovertebral junction stenosis due to the ossification of the posterior ligament. The clinical and radiological records of the patient and a step-by-step description of the surgical technique are presented (Fig. 1). Conclusion: Endoscopic transnasal odontoidectomy provides a direct access to the dens and adjacent structures of the anterior upper cervical spine with a less invasive burden on the oropharingeal structures. The link to the video can be found at: https://youtu.be/Ofrk1sFTV9I.
|Journal||Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2020|
- craniovertebral junction
- endoscopic cervical decompression
- endoscopic transnasal surgery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology