Damaged ligaments at the craniocervical junction presenting as an extradural tumour: a differential diagnosis in the elderly.

@article{Crockard1991DamagedLA,
  title={Damaged ligaments at the craniocervical junction presenting as an extradural tumour: a differential diagnosis in the elderly.},
  author={Hugh Alan Crockard and Priyanka Sett and Jennian F. Geddes and John M. Stevens and Brian E. Kendall and Jean A. S. Pringle},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1991},
  volume={54 9},
  pages={
          817-21
        }
}
An extradural mass at the craniocervical junction causing progressive neurological disability in five elderly patients is described. The lesion, which might be confused with a meningioma or other tumour, is composed of amorphous degenerate fibrocartilaginous material and could be due to degeneration of the ligaments responsible for atlanto-axial stability. Recognition of the condition early is important as the patient's clinical condition will deteriorate without decompression. Anterior… CONTINUE READING
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