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Chronic atlanto-axial dislocation with spontaneous bony fusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3180677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of long standing atlanto-axial subluxation following relatively minor trauma is reported. Progressive development of pain and spastic quadriparesis led to clinical and radiological investigation at Groote Schuur Hospital which revealed a spontaneous fusion of C1 and C2 with marked compromise of the spinal cord. The possibility of a pre-existing unfused odontoid process (os odontoideum) is discussed. A brief review of the literature is presented.
N G Heselson; G Marus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical radiology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0009-9260     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Radiol     Publication Date:  1988 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-12-19     Completed Date:  1988-12-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306016     Medline TA:  Clin Radiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  555-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Groote Schuur Hospital/University of Cape Town, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Atlanto-Axial Joint / injuries*,  pathology
Dislocations / complications,  radiography*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Spinal Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology,  radiography*
Time Factors

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