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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Lateral Mass Screws Of The Atlas For Upper Cervical Spine Fixation - Surgical Results [parafuso De Massa Lateral Do Atlas Para Fixação Da Coluna Cervical Superior - Resultados Cirúrgicos]
Author: Ghizoni E.
Joaquim A.F.
Andrerle D.V.
Sergio Raimundo Onofre Cabral
Abstract: To present the surgical results of a case series of upper cervical spine stabilization with the use of lateral mass screws of the atlas. Methods: Retrospective review of the surgical results of patients submitted to upper cervical spine stabilization with the use of lateral mass screws of the atlas. Results: Six patients were operated in the period between January 2009 to April 2010, four men and two women. There was no permanent morbidity or mortality in the presented series. The main cause of atlanto-axial instability was trauma and there was just one case of odontoid pathologic fracture from a prostate metastasis. Axis fixation was achieved with the use of three different screw techniques (pars, pedicle and laminar), with equal distribution among the patients. Conclusions: The use of lateral mass screws of the atlas is an important technique to achieve fusion and stability of the upper cervical spine and with the knowledge of the anatomy and of the surgical technique good results can be achieved.
Citation: Coluna/ Columna. , v. 10, n. 1, p. 44 - 46, 2011.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1808-18512011000100008
Date Issue: 2011
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