Congenital partial aplasia of the posterior arch of the atlas causing myelopathy: case report and review of the literature.

@article{Klimo2003CongenitalPA,
  title={Congenital partial aplasia of the posterior arch of the atlas causing myelopathy: case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Paul D. Klimo and Deborah T. Blumenthal and William T. Couldwell},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 12},
  pages={E224-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN A case report of a patient with a congenital anomaly of the posterior arch of the atlas and review of the literature are reported. OBJECTIVE To describe a unique presentation of cervical myelopathy caused by a mobile isolated bone fragment in an otherwise healthy young male. The description is supplemented by a video showing the repeated trauma the bone fragment caused to the dorsal spinal cord with neck extension. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Congenital anomalies of the… CONTINUE READING
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