Histology of the craniocervical junction in chronic rheumatoid arthritis: a clinicopathologic analysis of 33 operative cases.

@article{OBrien2002HistologyOT,
  title={Histology of the craniocervical junction in chronic rheumatoid arthritis: a clinicopathologic analysis of 33 operative cases.},
  author={Michael F O'Brien and Adrian T. H. Casey and Alan Crockard and Jean Pringle and John M. Stevens},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2002},
  volume={27 20},
  pages={
          2245-54
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN A histologic review of surgical specimens with clinical and radiographic correlations. OBJECTIVE To analyze the histopathology at the craniocervical junction in chronic rheumatoid arthritis (RA). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA It has been assumed that the tissue identified on radiography at the craniocervical junction causing anterior spinal cord compression in patients with chronic RA is hypertrophic rheumatoid synovium. To date, no study has positively identified the histology of… CONTINUE READING
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