Malformations of the cranio-cervical junction: basilar impression

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Clinical Case
American Journal of BioMedicine Volume 3, Issue 9, pages 545-551
Received June 02, 2015; accepted August 04, 2015; published September 10, 2015 

Gonzalo Bertullo, Viviana Cabrera


Cranio-cervical junction abnormalities are a rare combination of congenital or acquired malformations, linked to the occipital-cervical region that often leads to severe neurological disorders. There is a great clinical polymorphism and high variability in the natural history of these conditions, which determines therapeutic outcomes difficult to assess in a global sense. The authors of this report give an account of the case of malformative bone complex of cranio-cervical junction and carry out a non-systematic search of the literature.

Keywords: Cranio-cervical malformations; Basilar impression; Platybasia; High cord compression



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