Atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation in skeletally immature patients

S. C. Lee, Tai Ngar Lui, S. T. Lee

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摘要

Treatments of atlanto-axial rotatory subluxation in children are generally conservative. Previous reports have proposed that surgical treatment be reserved for fixed rotatory subluxation of more than 3 months duration, irreducible deformity or cases of recurrence. Six skeletally immature patients with Fielding type III atlanto-axial rotatory subluxation were treated conservatively with or without subsequent atlanto-axial arthrodesis. The follow-up period for all the cases exceeded 18 months. Results and outcomes were analysed with an emphasis on the delay until diagnosis, causes of delays in diagnosis and factors influencing the necessity of surgical intervention. Neither mortality nor major morbidity was noted in any cases in this study. In our experience, type III fixed rotatory subluxation of 6 weeks duration will potentially recur. We recommend early surgery for type III fixed rotatory subluxation of more than than 3 months' duration, with atlanto-axial arthrodesis being a safe and effective procedure in children.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)154-157
頁數4
期刊British Journal of Neurosurgery
16
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2002
對外發佈Yes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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