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Unilateral atlantal mass hypertrophy in acromegaly. Case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18928225     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors report an extremely rare case of a patient with acromegaly who had unilateral enlargement of an atlas facet resulting in cord compression and progressive quadriparesis. Although unilateral atlas facet enlargement has been identified in the literature in cases of spondylosis and as a component of congenital malformation, its association with acromegaly has not previously been reported. Resection of the offending facetal bone and atlantoaxial fixation resulted in rapid neurological recovery.
Authors:
Atul Goel; Abhidha H Shah; Ram Menon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery. Spine     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1547-5654     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-20     Completed Date:  2008-11-04     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101223545     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Spine     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G. S. Medical College, Mumbai, India. atulgoel62@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acromegaly / pathology*
Adult
Cervical Atlas / pathology*
Female
Humans
Hypertrophy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Radiculopathy / etiology

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