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By Robert G. Watkins III, Robert G. Watkins IV

Now is its revised and increased 3rd variation, together with 9 new chapters, this step by step, cutting-edge procedural guide covers over 50 particular surgical techniques for accidents and prerequisites of the backbone. Generously illustrated, a number of surgical ways to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar backbone are in actual fact enumerated and defined, together with anterior, lateral, and posterior methods and the global stream towards using tubular retractors for a mess of methods. Written and edited through leaders within the box of backbone surgical procedure, this up to date version may be a useful source for orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and activities medication practitioners alike.

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By Robert G. Watkins III, Robert G. Watkins IV

Now is its revised and increased 3rd variation, together with 9 new chapters, this step by step, cutting-edge procedural guide covers over 50 particular surgical techniques for accidents and prerequisites of the backbone. Generously illustrated, a number of surgical ways to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar backbone are in actual fact enumerated and defined, together with anterior, lateral, and posterior methods and the global stream towards using tubular retractors for a mess of methods. Written and edited through leaders within the box of backbone surgical procedure, this up to date version may be a useful source for orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and activities medication practitioners alike.

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Palpate the anterior surface of the vertebral body. Caution: Do not mistake the transverse process for the anterior surface of the vertebral body, as an incision deep in this area will damage the longus coli muscle, the sympathetic chain, and possibly the vertebral artery. An incision into the longus colli muscle produces bleeding. Palpate a disc in the midline of the spine and open the prevertebral fascia with a small dissector longitudinally until the disc can be identified. The empty esophagus is only a soft, flat, ribbon-like structure simulating the musculature over the anterior portion of the spine.

6). Fibrin glue is applied to the pharyngeal suture lines. A feeding tube is carefully introduced nasally under direct visualization through the area of the closed incisions. 11. On the basis of assessment of airway edema, the patient is either extubated in the operating room or transported to the intensive care unit, with subsequent extubation when deemed appropriate. Neurologic function and Fig. 7 Postoperative modified barium swallow study shows no evidence of velopharyngeal incompetence or aspiration airway are observed in the intensive care unit.

Its inferior belly crosses ventromedially through a sling of deep cervical fascia that attaches to the clavicle. ) Retract the omohyoid; when necessary divide it laterally. 5. Maintain retraction with the angled retractors and incise and split vertically the middle cervical fascia just medial to the carotid sheath [4]. Use finger dissection, spreading vertically and horizontally [5]. G. Watkins, III, MD (*) Marina Spine Center, Marina del Rey, CA, USA 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. the inconstant middle thyroid vein crossing at approximately C5.

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