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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 1999 Apr;28(4):565-569. Korean. Case Report.
Ahn KU , Hong SK , Whang K , Pyen JS , Kim HJ , Han YP , Hu C .
Department of Neurosurgery, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea.
Abstract

Acase of 14-year-old student is presented with the complaint of recurrent attack of transient quadriparesis during hyperextension of the neck. On 3-dimensional spinal CT and MRI, the authors confirmed intrusion of posterior tubercle of the atlas with increased signal on T1- and T2- weighted image was found. The clinical manifestations were improved without having cervical instability after a posterior laminectomy of the atlas.

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