Clinical Neuroscience

[Posterior atlanto-axial transarticular screw fixation]

VERES Róbert1, KENÉZ József2, PENTELÉNYI Tamás1

JULY 20, 1997

Clinical Neuroscience - 1997;50(07-08)

[Instability of the craniocervical junction is potentially life threatening. The most common form is the atlanto-axial instability. It can be caused by several different pathological conditions (e.g. post-traumatic, tumour, inflammatory, or degenerative). The authors describe in detail one of the latest operative methods to deal with this condition. They review the current literature and provide an illustrative example of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. They consider the posterior atlanto-axial transarticular screw fixation an efficient, relatively safe technique.]

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  1. Országos Traumatológiai Intézet, Idegsebészet, Budapest
  2. Országos Pszichiátriai és Neurológiai Intézet, Neuroradiológia, Budapest

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