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An unusual form of occipitocervical assimilation presenting with spastic tetraparesis in a child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20689346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A diagnosis of 'cerebral palsy' in childhood is relatively common. Abnormalities of the upper cervical spine causing spinal cord compression are rare, but can be a cause of symptoms and signs that may otherwise be attributed to brain injury acquired during development. We present an interesting case of a congenital abnormality of the atlas causing severe cervical spinal cord compression in a 9-year-old child, together with a discussion of the relevant aspects of spinal development and a review of the literature.
James Anthony Lee; Martin James Wood
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-08-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1423-0305     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  146-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Paediatric Neurosurgery, Mater Children's Hospital, South Brisbane, Qld., Australia.
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