Atlantoaxial instability in individuals with Down syndrome: epidemiologic, radiographic, and clinical studies.

@article{Pueschel1987AtlantoaxialII,
  title={Atlantoaxial instability in individuals with Down syndrome: epidemiologic, radiographic, and clinical studies.},
  author={Siegfried M. Pueschel and Francis H. Scola},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1987},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={555-60}
}
Atlantoaxial instability is a relatively frequent finding in individuals with Down syndrome. We examined 404 patients with this chromosome disorder and observed their atlanto-dens intervals and spinal canal widths to be significantly different from children without Down syndrome. Significant differences were also noted between boys and girls with Down syndrome in spinal canal widths but not in atlanto-dens interval measurements. When different neck positions were compared, measurements obtained… CONTINUE READING

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