J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  2006 Nov;40(5):387-390.

Posterior C1-2 Stabilization Using Translaminar Screw Fixation of the Axis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery St. Vincent Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Suwon, Korea. jatagi15@paran.com
  • 2Department of Neurosurgery, Kang Nam St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

We report a case of C1-2 instability with a bilateral high-riding transverse foramen that was treated with rod-screw fixation using a technique of translaminar rigid screw fixation of the axis. It is believed that a C1-2 fixation with bilateral C-2 translaminar screws has an important advantage over previously reported techniques of C1-2 fixation by eliminating the risk of injury to the vertebral artery during C2 screw placement.

Keyword

C1-2 instability; Rod-screw fixation; Translaminar screw

MeSH Terms

Axis, Cervical Vertebra*
Vertebral Artery
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