A unique presentation of nontraumatic atlantoaxial instability: a case report

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Abstract

A unique case of a 3-year-old child who presented with neck pain and torticollis following a streptococcal pharyngitis is described. Radiological evaluation revealed dislocation of the synchondrosis between the odontoid and the body of the axis with resultant atlantoaxial instability. This dislocation healed spontaneously over the course of 2 months without any orthotic or surgical treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-118
Number of pages2
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1993

Keywords

  • Atlantoaxial instability
  • Infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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