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Craniovertebral anomalies: a study of 82 cases.
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PMID:  3267329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eighty-two cases of craniovertebral anomalies have been analysed. Fifty of these were operated upon. Congenital atlanto-axial dislocation was the commonest anomaly encountered (56.1%). Multiple anomalies were frequently seen (48.8%). Common combinations were atlanto-axial dislocation with occipitalisation of atlas, basilar invagination with Arnold-Chiari malformation and basilar invagination with occipitalisation of atlas. There was a high incidence (50%) of neck deformity and/or a low hairline which provided a good clue to the diagnosis. Precipitating factors, paroxysmal symptoms and an acute onset were common in cases of atlanto-axial dislocation. Cranial nerve and cerebellar dysfunction were common in cases with multiple anomalies. Thirty-six (72%) patients improved following surgery, and three died.
J S Chopra; I M Sawhney; V K Kak; V K Khosla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0268-8697     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-20     Completed Date:  1989-11-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800054     Medline TA:  Br J Neurosurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  455-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Neurology Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis
Arnold-Chiari Malformation / complications,  diagnosis*
Atlanto-Axial Joint / abnormalities*,  radiography
Middle Aged

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