Yıl 2017, Cilt 11, Sayı 3, Sayfalar 149 - 152 2017-12-30

Hypertrophy of the transverse ligament caused by os odontoideum: a case report

Seda Avnioğlu [1] , Vaner Köksal [2] , Tolga Ertekin [3]

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Os odontoideum is a small oval or round shaped bone fragment observed as the most common congenital anomaly of the

odontoid process. Since it causes a slowly increasing mobility or instability in the atlanto-axial joint, sudden death, tetraplegia,

chronic neck pain, headache, torticollis and myelopathy may develop. The spinal canal widens initially at the craniocervical

junction and symptoms can occur at a very late stage. In this case, clinical complaints emerged after the age of 35.

There was no other neurological finding and no history of recent trauma in this case presenting with severe neck pain. This

case report shows how ligaments, the supporting connective tissue elements, can be thickened to maintain stability when

the stability of the cervical spine is impaired. Since it may cause sudden death even when asymptomatic, it is important to

recognize this pathology and to distinguish os odontoideum from odontoid fractures in trauma patients.

anatomy; atlantoaxial dislocation; hypertrophy of the transverse ligament; instability; os odontoideum
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Konular
Dergi Bölümü Case Reports
Yazarlar

Yazar: Seda Avnioğlu
E-posta: seda.avnioglu@alanya.edu.tr
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Vaner Köksal
E-posta: seda.avnioglu@alanya.edu.tr
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Tolga Ertekin
E-posta: seda.avnioglu@alanya.edu.tr
Ülke: Turkey


Bibtex @olgu sunumu { anatomy385944, journal = {Anatomy}, issn = {1307-8798}, address = {Türk Anatomi ve Klinik Anatomi Derneği}, year = {2017}, volume = {11}, pages = {149 - 152}, doi = {}, title = {Hypertrophy of the transverse ligament caused by os odontoideum: a case report}, key = {cite}, author = {Köksal, Vaner and Ertekin, Tolga and Avnioğlu, Seda} }
APA Avnioğlu, S , Köksal, V , Ertekin, T . (2017). Hypertrophy of the transverse ligament caused by os odontoideum: a case report. Anatomy, 11 (3), 149-152. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/anatomy/issue/34659/385944
MLA Avnioğlu, S , Köksal, V , Ertekin, T . "Hypertrophy of the transverse ligament caused by os odontoideum: a case report". Anatomy 11 (2017): 149-152 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/anatomy/issue/34659/385944>
Chicago Avnioğlu, S , Köksal, V , Ertekin, T . "Hypertrophy of the transverse ligament caused by os odontoideum: a case report". Anatomy 11 (2017): 149-152
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