Pathology of the craniocervical junction area

Generally, when discussing surgery of the craniocervical junction area, mainly those pathological lesions that originate between the lower third of the clivus and the superior rim of the C2 verebral arch are considered. This area is the site of various pathological lesions. Due to the complex topographical anatomy, perfoming surgery in this area requires great experience and knowledge in both spinal and skull-base anatomy. The most frequent tumors located are the meningiomas. These lesions may occur in a great variety of appearances in terms of histological type, size, extension and invasiveness. We have also treated other lesions such as neurinomas, ependymonas, etc. Other types of pathology in this area are traumatic spine and rheumatoid arthritis.