Endonasal resection of the odontoid

J. Gempt, J. Lehmberg, A. Grams, B. Meyer & M. Stoffel
Objective: Nowadays anterior resection of the odontoid process is rarely indicated. Removal of the odontoid is for instance conducted for decompression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and basilar invagination. The transoral approach to the odontoid process is well established for many years[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]