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Endoscopic endonasal odontoidectomy in a child with chronic type 3 atlantoaxial rotatory fixation: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  22763656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Although the transoral transpharyngeal approach has been the standard approach to decompress the odontoid process, it bears some disadvantages including risk of infection, prolonged intubation or tracheostomy, need for nasogastric tube feeding, extended hospitalization, and possible effects of phonation. The endoscopic transnasal approach is a viable alternative, managing to avoid some of the pitfalls of the more accepted transoral transpharyngeal approach. However, there have only been a handful of adult cases and only three pediatric cases.
CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 10-year-old girl with a chronic type 3 atlantoaxial rotator fixation and significant spinal cord compression from basilar invagination and a displaced odontoid process. We performed an endoscopic endonasal odontoidectomy prior to posterior occiptocervical fusion on the patient. She was neurologically intact with a well-healed wound at 7-month follow-up.
Akash J Patel; Jerome Boatey; James Muns; Robert J Bollo; William E Whitehead; Carla M Giannoni; Andrew Jea
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-07-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1433-0350     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-15     Completed Date:  2013-03-25     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1971-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neuro-Spine Program, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, 6621 Fannin Street CCC 1230.01, 12th Floor, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Atlanto-Axial Joint / radiography,  surgery*
Decompression, Surgical / methods*
Endoscopy / methods*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Odontoid Process / radiography,  surgery*
Spinal Diseases / radiography,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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