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Surgical Management of Junctional Spinal Disorders

Submission deadline: 30 September 2022
Special Issue Editors
  • Massimiliano Visocchi, MD, PhD
    Department of Neurosurgery, Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, Roma, Lazio, Italy; Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Rome Campus, Roma, Italy
    Interests: approaches to the craniovertebral junction and complex spine surgery
  • Giuseppe E. Umana, MD, MSc
    Department of Neurosurgery, trauma and gamma-knife center, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy
    Interests: spine surgery; neuro-oncology; neurotrauma; neuronavigation; mixed reality; neuroanatomy; vascular surgery
  • Luca Ricciardi, MD, PhD
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of NESMOS, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Interests: exosomes and liquid biopsy for brain malignancies - orbiting models of degenerative disc disease; in collaboration with the italian space agency – 3D printed models for craniofacial reconstructions - gait analysis in spine disorders
  • Alba Scerrati, MD, PhD
    Department of Neurosurgery, S. Anna University Hospital, Ferrara, Italy
    Interests: aneurysm; dissection; cerebral angiography; angiography; endovascular surgery; vascular surgery
  • Giorgio Lofrese, MD, PhD
    Division of Neurosurgery, Ospedale Bufalini, Cesena, Italy; Dipartimento Neuroscienze, Unità Operativa Complessa di Neurochirurgia, Ospedale "M.Bufalini", Viale Ghirotti 286, 47521, Cesena, Italy
    Interests: intracranial aneurysm; glioma; genetics; neuro-oncology; microneurosurgery; spine surgery; endoscopic; neurosurgery; neuroanatomy; subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Federico De Iure, MD, PhD
    Department of Spine Surgery, Ospedale Maggiore "C.A. Pizzardi", Bologna, Italy
    Interests: trauma surgery; surgical anatomy; video-assisted ... surgery; orthopedic surgery; fracture; orthopedics; minimally invasive surgery; traumatology; spinal injury
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The junctions of the spine require unique surgical management strategies that are often challenging in routine clinical practice. The current literature lacks robust guidelines on optimal therapeutic options and does not provide clear recommendations on the best surgical approaches. This special issue aims to collect papers that focus on the most recent advances in the management of spine disorders involving the cranio-cervical, cervico-thoracic, thoraco-lumbar, lumbo-sacral, and/or sacro-iliac junctions. The goal is to provide clinicians with the current state of the art in the management of junctional spine disorders, including surgical, engineering, molecular, and genetics perspectives. Original articles, literature reviews, study protocols, multicenter studies and neuroanatomical-laboratory studies are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Massimiliano Visocchi, Dr. Giuseppe E. Umana, Dr. Luca Ricciardi, Dr. Alba Scerrati, Dr. Giorgio Lofrese and Dr. Federico De Iure

Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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