Transoral stereotactic biopsy of the second cervical vertebral body: Case report with technical note

A. A. Patil

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Although the transoral approach to the atlantoaxial region is generally an open surgical procedure, in patients in whom only tissue diagnosis is required, a needle biopsy can be done. In this paper a patient with a metastatic lesion in the second cervical vertebral body is presented, and the technique for needle biopsy of the second cervical body using stereotactic methods is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)999-1002
Number of pages4
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989



  • needle biopsy
  • stereotaxis
  • transoral surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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