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Atlantal fracture in a child through congenital anterior and posterior arch defects. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6883855     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A five-year-old boy sustained a vertical compression injury to the occiput, initial findings were consistent with a cervical spine injury. Evaluation, including plain films, tomograms, and CT scanning, confirmed a C1 fracture through congenital anterior and posterior arch defects. Flexion and extension tomograms showed this rare lesion to be stable, and no surgical intervention was required. Because congenital anomalies of the cervical spine can be confused with traumatic lesions, thorough evaluation is warranted. Treatment should be based on signs of instability, if present.
M J Galindo; W R Francis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  1983 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-10-21     Completed Date:  1983-10-21     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  220-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Atlanto-Axial Joint / injuries*
Cervical Atlas / abnormalities*,  radiography
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Fractures, Bone / radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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