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New York/Stuttgart – The craniovertebral junction, with a significant range of pathologies and anatomical complexities, continues to be a challenging area for surgeons. This new edition of "Surgery of the Craniovertebral Junction", recently published by Thieme, focuses on surgical decision making and technological advances in the treatment modalities for this region. A content-rich, interactive DVD containing cadaveric dissections, animations of surgical approaches and techniques, and a selection of short, narrated cases, is included with the book.

"Surgery of the skull base and CVJ has evolved tremendously over the last 20 years.  New surgical techniques such as endoscopy and endovascular surgery, as well as the increased use of stereotactic radiosurgery and advances in spinal instrumentation, have all had a major impact on how patients with disorders of this challenging anatomical region are treated.  This timely, updated edition will serve as an invaluable reference for skull base surgeons, neurotologists, neuroradiologists, and any physicians treating patients with skull base and craniovertebral spinal disorders." -- Robert F. Spetzler, MD

Nicholas C. Bambakidis et. al.
Surgery of the Craniovertebral Junction
Thieme Publishers, New York/Stuttgart. July 2012
560 pp, 752 illustrations, hardcover & DVD
ISBN: 9781604063387
eBook – available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN 9781604063394

About the Authors

Nicholas C. Bambakidis, MD, is Director, Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery, The Neurological Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Curtis A. Dickman, MD, is Associate Chief, Spine Section; Director, Spinal Research, Division of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Robert F. Spetzler, MD, is Director,  J.N. Harber Chair of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona and Professor, Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Volker K. H. Sonntag, MD, is Emeritus, Division of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix,  Arizona, and Professor of Clinical Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 137 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit

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