Atlanto-occipital ligament calcification: a novel sign in nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome.

@article{Leonardi2010AtlantooccipitalLC,
  title={Atlanto-occipital ligament calcification: a novel sign in nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome.},
  author={Rosalia Leonardi and Andrea Santarelli and Ersilia Barbato and Domenico Ciavarella and Susanne Bolouri and Franz H{\"a}rle and Giuseppe Palazzo and Lorenzo Lo Muzio},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 10},
  pages={4265-7}
}
BACKGROUND The nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS), first described by Gorlin and Goltz in 1960, is a hereditary autosomal dominant disease with high penetrance and variable expressivity. Almost 70% of patients with NBCCS have some degree of craniofacial anomaly. Among these, the presence of ectopic calcification have been reported but Atlanto-occipital ligament calcification has never been described. Therefore this investigation was carried out to determine the prevalence of atlanto… CONTINUE READING
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