Grisel's syndrome.

  title={Grisel's syndrome.},
  author={Franklin T Wetzel and H La Rocca},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Grisel's syndrome is a unilateral or bilateral subluxation of C1 on C2, associated with an infectious condition in the head or neck. Anatomic studies have demonstrated the existence of a periodontoidal vascular plexus that drains the posterior superior pharyngeal region. No lymph nodes are present in this plexus, so septic exudates may be freely transferred from the pharynx to the C1-C2 articulation. The resulting synovial and vascular engorgements may cause mechanical and chemical damage to… CONTINUE READING


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