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Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Review Article, J Spine Neurosurg S Vol: 3 Issue: 0

Approaches to the Cervical Spine- A Special Emphasis on the Forgotten Trotter’s Approach

Nusrath MA1*, McVicar IH2 and Siddique I3
1Locum Consultant Maxillofacial/ Head &Neck Surgeon, University Hospitals of Nottingham, Queen’s Medical Centre, Derby Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom
2Consultant Maxillofacial/Head &Neck Surgeon, University Hospitals of Nottingham, Queen’s Medical Centre, Derby Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom
3Specialist Trainee Registrar Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospitals of Nottingham, Queen’s Medical Centre, Derby Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Corresponding author : Muzzammil A Nusrath
Locum Consultant Maxillofacial/ Head & Neck Surgeon, University Hospitals of Nottingham, Queen’s Medical Centre, Derby Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom
E-mail: [email protected] com
Received August 04, 2014 Accepted August 26, 2014 Published August 29, 2014
Citation: Nusrath MA, McVicar IH,Siddique I (2014) Approaches to the Cervical Spine- A Special Emphasis on the Forgotten Trotter’s Approach. J Spine Neurosurg S2. doi:10.4172/2325-9701.S2-003

Abstract

Approaches to the Cervical Spine- A Special Emphasis on the Forgotten Trotter’s Approach

In this paper the anatomy and applied anatomy of the cervical spine with approaches to the cervical spine are discussed. In the era of Robotic surgery some age old techniques may be forgotten, but however some still remain invaluable to us and should remain in the armamentarium of the Head & Neck and Spinal/ Neurosurgeon. The labiomandibuloglossotomy or the Trotter’s approach was first described in the 1920’s. This approach to the skull base/ upper cervical spine is not universally well known to the Spinal/ Neurosurgeons.

Keywords: Cervical spine; Spinal surgery; Trotter’s Approach

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