Atlanto-axial rotatory fixation: improved demonstration using spiral CT.

  title={Atlanto-axial rotatory fixation: improved demonstration using spiral CT.},
  author={Ian A Cowan and Grahame S Inglis},
  journal={Australasian radiology},
  volume={40 2},
Atlanto-axial rotatory fixation (AARF) is an uncommon condition which is often missed at presentation because of its rarity and the relative subtlety of plain film X-ray findings, but early detection and appropriate management are vital for a cure. We describe three cases in which the use of spiral computed tomography scanning with 3D and sagittal reconstructions greatly aided diagnosis and management. The 3D images gave a more graphic picture of the overall alignment of the upper cervical… CONTINUE READING
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