craniocervical

craniocervical

[krā′nē·ōsur′vikəl]
Etymology: Gk, kranion + L, cervix, neck
pertaining to the junction of the skull and neck, particularly the area of the foramen magnum. Because of the complex of nerve fibers and blood vessels in the region and the flexibility of the cervical spine, craniocervical tissues are particularly vulnerable to a variety of compression and traction disorders.
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Craniocervical arterial dissection: spectrum of imaging findings and differential diagnosis.
Menezes AH, Van Gilder JC, Transoraltranspharyngeal approach to the anterior craniocervical junction: Ten years experience with 72 patients, J Neurosurg, 1988; 69, 895-903.
24) Frequently, diffuse or focal leptomeningeal enhancement (predominantly involving the basilar cisterns, craniocervical junction, or pericallosal regions) is seen on postcontrast gadolinium images (25,26) (Figures 11,12).
Craniocervical arterial dissections as sequelae of chiropractic manipulation: patterns of injury and management.
Craniocervical orientation affects muscle activation when exercising the cervical extensors in healthy subjects.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain and spinal cord revealed extensive cord swelling between the craniocervical junction and Til (Fig.
Musculoskeletal evaluation: Addresses possible contributing factors of the craniocervical complex and cervical spine to post-concussive symptoms, including headaches and dizziness.
New chapters have been added on the anatomy, craniocervical junction, and the management of major vascular hemorrhage.
3) Attenuated flow is often noted between the suboccipital subarachnoid space and the craniocervical junction, which improves after craniotomy.
Falla DL, Jull GA, Hodges PW (2004) Patients with neck pain demonstrate reduced electromyographic activity of the deep cervical flexor muscles during performance of the craniocervical flexion test.
Craniocervical motion during direct laryngoscopy and orotracheal intubation with the Macintosh and Miller blades: an in vivo cinefluoroscopic study.