Regression of an atlantoaxial degenerative articular cyst associated with subluxation during conservative treatment. Case report and review of the literature.

@article{Sagiuchi2006RegressionOA,
  title={Regression of an atlantoaxial degenerative articular cyst associated with subluxation during conservative treatment. Case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Takao Sagiuchi and Satoru Shimizu and Ryusui Tanaka and Shigekuni Tachibana and Kiyotaka Fujii},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2006},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={161-4}
}
The presence of an atlantoaxial degenerative articular cyst is rare; when present this lesion extends posteriorly to the dens, causing cervicomedullary compressive myelopathy. The authors describe a symptomatic case of this lesion associated with atlantoaxial subluxation in a 76-year-old man. The patient's neurological symptoms resolved and corresponded to a reduction in the size of the cyst. After 8 months of continued conservative treatment, in which the patient wore a Philadelphia collar… CONTINUE READING