[Injuries of the dens axis in childhood. Biomechanical analysis and surgical and conservative treatment of 2 cases].


Odontoid "fractures" in children are in fact typical lesions of the cartilaginous plate ("synchondrosis") separating the odontoid process from the body of the axis, 54 cases of which have been described in the literature so far. In our review we report about two 2-year-old children who were back-seat passengers restrained by four-point children's seat belts… (More)


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