Basilar Impression (Platybasia)

  title={Basilar Impression (Platybasia)},
  author={W. Edward Chamberlain},
  journal={The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine},
  pages={487 - 496}
Basilar impression, sometimes spoken of as platybasia, is a deformity of the occipital bone and upper end of the cervical spine resulting from anomalous development. It may produce marked pressure effects upon the medulla and adjacent parts of the central nervous system. These pressure effects may simulate syringomyelia, disseminated sclerosis, or progressive spastic paralysis so closely as to be indistinguishable from them. It is, therefore, of paramount importance that every practicing… CONTINUE READING