Resolution of traumatic hypertrophic periodontoid cicatrix after posterior cervical fusion: Case report

Michel C. Pare, Bradford L. Currier, Michael J. Ebersold

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Abstract

THE CASE OF a 38-year-old man with delayed myelopathy 19 years after a nontreated odontoid type II fracture is reported. Magnetic resonance imaging of the craniocervical region revealed a periodontoid cicatrix. The clinical syndrome improved, and complete resolution of the retro-odontoid mass was achieved 9 months after posterior cervical fixation. The implications of this unique case for the management of myelopathy associated with nonunion of odontoid fractures are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-534
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hypertrophic callus
  • Mechanical instability
  • Nonunion
  • Odontoid type ii fracture
  • Periodontoid cicatrix
  • Posterior cervical fixation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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