Atlantoaxial fusion and retrodental pannus in rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Atlantoaxial fusion and retrodental pannus in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Dieter Grob and R W{\"u}rsch and Walter Grauer and J Sturzenegger and Jiri J. Dvorak},
  volume={22 14},
  pages={1580-3; discussion 1584}
STUDY DESIGN This study analyzed the influence of atlantoaxial fusion in rheumatoid arthritis patients on inflammatory retrodental pannus. OBJECTIVES To determine the value of fusion on the magnitude of pannus as a compressive structure on the spinal cord. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Transverse and vertical instability may lead to neurologic deficits from spinal cord compression. Increased size of the retrodental pannus can exacerbate the neurologic deterioration. Anterior removal of dens… CONTINUE READING

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