Accession Number : ADA553313


Title :   Os Odontoideum: Rare Cervical Lesion


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER PORTSMOUTH VA


Personal Author(s) : Robson, Kristie A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a553313.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : We report the case of a 22-year-old Marine who presented to the emergency department, after a martial arts exercise, with transient weakness and numbness in all extremities. Computed tomography cervical spine radiographs revealed os odontoideum. Lateral flexion extension radiographs identified atlanto-axillary instability. This abnormality is rare and can be career ending for military members who do not undergo surgical fusion.


Descriptors :   *EMERGENCIES , *EXTREMITIES , *SPINAL COLUMN , *TRAUMA , ABNORMALITIES , CLINICAL MEDICINE , COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY , MILITARY PERSONNEL , RADIOGRAPHY , REPORTS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE