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Figure 1 :Intraoperative view of the anterior craniovertebral junction, using an endoscopic transoral approach. (a) Linear incision of the pharyngeal mucosa made by Bovie electrocautery. (b) Dissection and exposure of the underlying C1 anterior arch. (c) Drilling of the C1 anterior arch. (d) Drilling of the odontoid process. (e) Kerrison Rongeur used to remove the remnants of the odontoid and decompress the dura. (f) Closure of the pharyngeal wall following the decompression. (arrow indicates the suture needle)

Figure 1 :Intraoperative view of the anterior craniovertebral junction, using an endoscopic transoral approach. (a) Linear incision of the pharyngeal mucosa made by Bovie electrocautery. (b) Dissection and exposure of the underlying C1 anterior arch. (c) Drilling of the C1 anterior arch. (d) Drilling of the odontoid process. (e) Kerrison Rongeur used to remove the remnants of the odontoid and decompress the dura. (f) Closure of the pharyngeal wall following the decompression. (arrow indicates the suture needle)