Treatment of basilar invagination by atlantoaxial joint distraction and direct lateral mass fixation.

@article{Goel2004TreatmentOB,
  title={Treatment of basilar invagination by atlantoaxial joint distraction and direct lateral mass fixation.},
  author={Atul Goel},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2004},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={281-6}
}
  • Atul Goel
  • Published 2004 in Journal of neurosurgery. Spine
OBJECT The author discusses the successful preliminary experience of treating selected cases of basilar invagination by performing atlantoaxial joint distraction, reduction of the basilar invagination, and direct lateral mass atlantoaxial plate/screw fixation. METHODS Twenty-two patients with basilar invagination-in which the odontoid process invaginated into the foramen magnum and the tip of the odontoid process was above the Chamberlain, McRae foramen magnum, and Wackenheim clival lines… CONTINUE READING