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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 2012 Aug;30(3):196-199. Korean. Case Report.
Kim JO , Kim HJ , Yun DJ , Ko Y , Jang SH , Yoon SJ , Oh GS , Lee SJ .
Department of Neurology, Eulji University Hospital, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. djy@eulji.ac.kr
Abstract

Degenerative pannus arising from the atlanto-axial articulation is a rare entity, which is associated with chronic atlanto-axial instability in degenerative arthropathies. Due to cervical instability and the mass effect on the spinal cord, it can produce severe neck pain and compressive myelopathy. We report a case of cervical myelopathy resulting from non-rheumatoid atlanto-axial subluxation. The posterior stabilization provided excellent neurological improvement and pannus regression. Early recognition of this condition is important as the clinical condition will deteriorate without surgical interventions.

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