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C1-2 instability from os odontoideum mimicking intramedullary spinal cord tumor

Os odontoideum is a common cause of atlantoaxial instability in the pediatric population. The authors present the cases of 2 patients whose initial clinical presentation and MR imaging findings were suggestive of an intramedullary neoplasm, but whose ultimate diagnosis was determined to be cervical spine instability and cord injury due to os odontoideum

Keywords : Adolescent,Atlanto-Axial Joint,Bone Transplantation,Cervical Vertebrae,Child,diagnosis,Diagnosis,Differential,diagnostic imaging,Female,Humans,Ilium,injuries,Joint Instability,Magnetic Resonance Imaging,methods,Odontoid Process,Orthotic Devices,pathology,Patients,Physicians,Reoperation,Spinal Cord,Spinal Cord Neoplasms,Spinal Fusion,Spine,surgery,Tomography,X-Ray Computed,transplantation,Transplantation,Autologous,Treatment Outcome,Universities,, Instability,From,Os,Odontoideum,Mimicking, frequency weymouth

Date of Publication : 2011 Oct

Authors : Gigante PR;Feldstein NA;Anderson RC;

Organisation : Department of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York 10032, USA. pg2223@columbia.edu

Journal of Publication : J Neurosurg Pediatr

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21961541

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