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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1995;19(4):35.
A Case Report of Os Odontoideum
Jee Hyun Hwang, M.D., Bong Goo Kang, M.D., Eun Choi, M.D. , Yang Gyun Lee, M.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Soon Chun Hyang University College of Medicine
Os Odontoideum -증례보고-
황지현, 강봉구, 최은, 이양균
순천향대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

In os odontoideum, there is a jointlike articulation between the odontoid and the body of the axis, which appears radiologically as a wide radiolucent gap. And its clinical significance lies in its potential to produce serious neurologic sequelae due to atlantoaxial instability. If the condition is suspected, the diagnosis can usually be confirmed on lateral flexion-extension roentgenograms.

We report a patient of os odontoideum, who had paresthesias of all extremities and weakness after trauma.

Key Words: Os odontoideum, Atlantoaxial instability, Os odontoideum


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