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Inverted hypertrophy of occipital condyles associated with atlantooccipital fusion and basilar invagination: a case report

Author(s): Tun K | Okutan O | Kaptanoglu E | Gok B | Solaroglu I | Beskonakli E

Journal: Neuroanatomy
ISSN 1303-1783

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 43;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: anatomy | neuroanatomy | basilar | impression | anomaly | hypertrophy | occipital | bone | condyle

Atlantooccipital fusion is complete or partial congenital fusion of the atlas to the base ofocciput. Basilar impression may complicate the clinical picture with the reduction of thevertical height of atlas causing odontoid or other bony structures project into foramenmagnum and medulla oblongata. This results in narrowing of the foramen magnum and leadsto neural compression. Authors present an unusual case in which the atlantooccipital fusionis complicated with the inverted hypertrophy of occipital condyles.

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