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Dynamic CT scan of the craniovertebral junction: a role in the management of os odontoideum.
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PMID:  21225524     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Os odontoideum is an uncommon abnormality of the cranio-vertebral junction (CVJ) that exists as a separate ossicle apart from a hypoplastic dens. Its genesis and natural history have been debated, and its proper treatment remains uncertain. A 48-year-old woman complained of persistent upper neck pain and paraesthesia of her left side. Magnetic resonance imaging of the CVJ demonstrated an os odontoideum. Dynamic computed tomography scan of the CVJ showed a reduction of the space available for the spinal cord to 50% from extended to flexed position. The patient underwent posterior spinal fusion of C1-C2 using a sublaminar titanium hook and rods fixed in moderate extension. We discuss the usefulness of the dynamic computed tomography (CT) scan in the evaluation of atlantoaxial motion and the management of this pathology.
Abad Cherif El Asri; Ali Akhaddar; Miloudi Gazzaz; Naama Okacha; Omar Boulhroud; Hassan Baallal; Hatim Belfquih; Adil Belhachmi; Cherkaoui Mandour; Brahim El Mostarchid; Mohamed Boucetta
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologia i neurochirurgia polska     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0028-3843     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2010 November-December
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0101265     Medline TA:  Neurol Neurochir Pol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  603-608     Citation Subset:  -    
Abad Cherif El Asri, Department of Neurosurgery, Military Hospital, Rabat, Morocco, phone 0021261247544, e-mail:
Vernacular Title:
Rola dynamicznej tomografii komputerowej złącza szczytowo-potylicznego przy ustalaniu postępowania w przypadkach stwierdzenia os odontoideum.
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