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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 1998 Nov;27(11):1512-1517. Korean. Original Article.
Hwang IS , Rhim SC , Roh SW , Kim JH , Ra YS , Kim CJ , Kwon Y , Lee JK , Kwun BD .
Department of Neurological Surgery, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

The authors analyzed the surgical results of posterior C1-C2 fusion in 18 cases of atlantoaxial instability. Posterior C1-C2 wiring with bone fusion(11 cases), C1-C2 transarticular screw fixation(6 cases), and occipitocervical fusion(1 case) have been performed for unstable odontoid process fractures(10 cases), transverse ligament injury(4 cases), os odontoideum(3 cases), rheumatoid C1-2 instability(1 case). Follow-up examination was performed in all patientts after a mean postoperativeduration of 39.9 months. Follow-up x-rays showed successful stabilization in 17 cases(94%). Postoperative neurological evaluation showed improvement in 16 cases(89%), stabilization in 2 cases(11%) and there was no major operative complication.

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