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APCSS-Neurospine Collaborative Project for Craniovertebral Junction Surgery

The 12th Annual Conference of the Asia Pacific Cervical Spine Society (APCSS-2018) was held with great success in New Delhi from November 15 to 17, 2018. We are deeply honored to share outstanding lectures with our worldwide viewers through the Neurospine YouTube channel.

Additionally, for our readers, the following outstanding lectures will be published as articles in the June 2019 issue of Neurospine.

1. Debate about the Treatment of Chiari Malformation: C1-2 Stabilization Alone versus Posterior Decompression

Professor Goel and Professor Behari had an enthusiastic discussion about the treatment of Chiari malformation. Prof. Goel presented a novel theory that atlantoaxial instability is the cause of Chiari malformation. In contrast, Prof. Behari argued that C1-2 fixation for Chiari malformation is overkill. You can feel the intensity of the debate session in these three exciting videos. We hope that surgeons specializing in the craniovertebral junction will be intellectually stimulated by this debate and find it useful for refining treatment principles.

1. Atlantoaxial instability is the cause of Chiari malformation
Prof. Atul Goel
Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai, India
Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India

2. C1-2 fixation for Chiari malformation is an overkill
Prof. Sanjay Behari
Professor of Neurosurgery
Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 

3. Debate and Discussion
2. Impressive presentations about the craniovertebral junction (CVJ) were given at the plenary session. International experts in high cervical spine surgery described tips and pitfalls of CVJ surgery based on their comprehensive understanding and experiences with this unique and complex anatomical region.
1. Anatomy and biomechanics of the C2 vertebra
Prof. K V Menon 
Chairman and Head of Department of Orthopaedics
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Kochi, India.
Consultant Spine Surgeon and Academic Chair at Sparsh Hospitals at Bangalore
Past Chairman of AOSpine Asia-Pacific
Trustee of the AO Foundation

2. Development of a universal craniovertebral junction reducer
Prof. P Sarat Chandra 
Department of Neurosurgery
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India 

3. Anterior cage distraction and fixation for basilar invagination
Prof. Sushil Patkar
Poona Hospital & Research Center
Bhartividyapeeth Medical College & Hospital
Member WFNS Spine Committee
Founder and Past President of NSSA
Founder and Past Vice President NSSI 

4. Problems in instrumentation of syndromic AAD
Prof. N Muthukumar 
Department of Neurosurgery
Davadoss Hospital, Madurai, India 

5. Neurosurgical virtual reality simulation in cranio-vertebral junction lesions
Prof. Hiroyuki Nakase 
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery
Nara Medical University, Nara, Japan 

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