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n SA Journal of Radiology - Spastic quadraparesis following a relatively minor injury - the 'os odontoideum' : case report

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Abstract

We present a case of an adult male who sustained severe spinal injury following relatively minor injury. Plain film, computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance (MR) images aided the diagnosis of os odontoideum with C1-2 subluxation and high cervical spinal cord compression. Incidental detection of an os odontoideum should not be considered as a variant anomaly but should be referred for appropriate spinal evaluation and surveillance.

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2006-09-01
2016-12-08
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