Congenital defects of the posterior arch of the atlas: a report of seven cases including an affected mother and son.

@article{Currarino1994CongenitalDO,
  title={Congenital defects of the posterior arch of the atlas: a report of seven cases including an affected mother and son.},
  author={Guido Currarino and Nancy K. Rollins and James T. Diehl},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={249-54}
}
PURPOSE To describe our experience with congenital anomalies of the posterior arch of the atlas, with a review and classification of these defects and a note on their clinical significance. METHODS We report six children and one adult, the mother of one of the children, with an anomalous posterior arch of the atlas. The diagnosis was made on lateral films of the neck. Three patients also had axial CT of the cervical spine. RESULTS The anomalies encountered in the seven patients were absence… CONTINUE READING
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