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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Basilar Invagination Secondary To Hypoplasia Of The Clivus - Is There Indication For Craniocervical Fixation?
Author: Joaquim A.F.
Ghizoni E.
Almeida J.P.
Anderle D.V.
Tedeschi H.
Abstract: The posterior fossa decompression is a form of treatment suggested for patients with basilar invagination (BI) secondary to hypoplasia symptomatic of the clivus and atlantoaxial alignment preserved. Based on the fact that the worsening of cranial-cervical kyphosis (decrease of clivus-canal angle to less than 150°) can result in anterior brainstem compression, we propose that some patients may benefit from the cranio-cervical fixation. We present a case report of a patient with BI secondary to clivus hypoplasia who underwent cranio-cervical fixation in extension, with a reduction in clivus-canal angle and improvement of symptoms without posterior fossa decompression.
Editor: Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Coluna
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1808-18512014130100292
Date Issue: 2014
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