A case of Collet-Sicard syndrome associated with traumatic atlas fractures and congenital basilar invagination.

@article{Hsu2004ACO,
  title={A case of Collet-Sicard syndrome associated with traumatic atlas fractures and congenital basilar invagination.},
  author={Hsiu-cheng Hsu and S. T. Chen and Cheun Ju Chen and L. S. Ro},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={782-4}
}
An 18 year old man with congenital basilar invagination developed multiple lower cranial nerve (CN) palsies including CN IX to XII after a traffic accident. Computed tomography of his skull base revealed a two part atlas Jefferson fracture. Normally, lower cranial nerves (CN IX-XII) pass through a space between the styloid process and the atlas transverse process. Atlas burst fractures rarely cause neurological deficits because of a greater transverse and sagittal diameter of the spinal canal… CONTINUE READING