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Atlantoaxial subluxation and hydrocephalus [corrected] in rheumatoid arthritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2716000     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of rheumatoid arthritis with anterior and vertical atlantoaxial subluxation. Our patient developed severe spastic quadriparesis and pyramidal tract signs. Cephalic computerized tomogram scan showed evidence of evolutive communicating hydrocephalus and the odontoid peg protruding in the posterior fossa. The patient recovered after cerebral spinal fluid ventricle-peritoneal shunting and occipitocervical arthrodesis. No other neurologic complications occurred during a 6-year followup.
Authors:
O L Rillo; A Rabadán; R Houssay; R Schillaci; E Pardal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of rheumatology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0315-162X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1989 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-14     Completed Date:  1989-06-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501984     Medline TA:  J Rheumatol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Hospital de Clínicas, Instituto de Neurocirugía y Neurología, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications*
Atlanto-Axial Joint* / radiography,  surgery
Dislocations / complications*,  radiography,  surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Hydrocephalus / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Male
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Comments/Corrections
Erratum In:
J Rheumatol 1989 Feb;16(2):260

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