Acute Traumatic Cervical Cord Injury in Pediatric Patients with os Odontoideum: A Series of 6 Patients.

@article{Zhang2015AcuteTC,
  title={Acute Traumatic Cervical Cord Injury in Pediatric Patients with os Odontoideum: A Series of 6 Patients.},
  author={Zhengfeng Zhang and Honggang Wang and Chao Liu},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={83 6},
  pages={1180.e1-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Os odontoideum can lead to instability of the atlantoaxial joint and places the spinal cord at significant risk for acute traumatic catastrophic events or chronic neurologic change. The purpose of this study was to retrospectively review acute cervical cord injury after minor trauma in 6 pediatric patients with os odontoideum. METHODS Between 2012 and 2013, 6 pediatric patients with os odontoideum who suffered acute traumatic cervical cord injury were reviewed retrospectively. Their… CONTINUE READING