Occipital neuralgia secondary to hypermobile posterior arch of atlas: Case report

Alexander F Post, P. Narayan, Jr Haid

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Abstract

The authors report on the management of occipital neuralgia secondary to an abnormality of the atlas in which the posterior arch was separated by a fibrous band from the lateral masses, resulting in C-2 nerve root compression. The causes and treatments of occipital neuralgia as well as the development of the atlas are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-278
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume94
Issue number2 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - Sep 6 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Atlas fracture
  • Occipital neuralgia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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