Scientific article
Case report

Cervical cord compression due to a hypoplastic atlas. Case report

Published inJournal of neurosurgery. Spine, vol. 94, no. 1, p. 133-136
Publication date2001

The authors report the case of a 66-year-old man with progressive, nontraumatic, C-1 cord compression who presented with a complete but hypoplastic atlas. They review six cases found in the literature. Symptoms usually develop in the late adulthood; the sagittal diameter of the canal measures 10 mm or less. The treatment requires a posterior decompression. Opening of the dura is sometimes necessary. There is no pressing need for a primary stabilization device.

  • Aged
  • Cervical Atlas/abnormalities/pathology/radiography
  • Cervical Vertebrae/pathology/radiography
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Spinal Cord Compression/diagnosis/etiology/surgery
Citation (ISO format)
MAY, Daniel Marc, JENNY, Benoît John, FAUNDEZ, Antonio. Cervical cord compression due to a hypoplastic atlas. Case report. In: Journal of neurosurgery. Spine, 2001, vol. 94, n° 1, p. 133–136. doi: 10.3171/spi.2001.94.1.0133
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