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Transoral approach to the cervical spine: report of four cases
  1. SA O'Laoire*,
  2. DGT Thomas
  1. *Atkinson Morley's Hospital, London
  2. The National Hospital, Queen Square,† London


    The transoral approach to the upper cervical spine is an established but little used route, offering excellent access with good wound healing, to lesions of the bodies of the atlas, axis and upper part of the third cervical vertebra. The authors report four cases which demonstrate the value of the procedure.

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