The effect of posterior bridging of C-1 on craniovertebral junction surgery

Senoglu M., Gumusalan Y., Yuksel K., Uzel M., Celik M., Ozbag D.

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE, vol.5, no.1, pp.50-52, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/spi.2006.5.1.50
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.50-52
  • Keywords: canalis arteriae vertebralis, vertebral artery, atlas, anomaly, VERTEBRAL ARTERY GROOVE, ATLAS
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Object. The groove for the vertebral artery (VA) may be bridged on C-1, forming a canal through which the artery passes. Because this variant may significantly affect the commonly performed C-1 posterior laminectomy, the authors studied the incidence and radiological appearance of this anatomical feature in surgical specimens.