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  • Taggard
    DA, Menezes AH, et al (Univ of
    Iowa, Iowa City)

    Treatment of Down
    Syndrome-Associated
    Craniovertebral Junction
    Abnormalities


    J Neurosurg 93: 205-213, 2000

      

    Down syndrome can result in
    various abnormalities, including a
    propensity for occipitoatlantal
    dislocations.

     

    Surgical treatment of motion
    abnormalities at the
    craniovertebral junction (CVJ) is
    reported to be associated with a
    high incidence of morbidity.

     

    Medical and radiographic data of
    36 patients aged 3 to 49 years,
    treated for CVJ instability
    between 1976 and 1999 were
    reviewed for clinical outcome. It
    was found that outcomes were
    excellent in 13 (36%), good in
    11(30%) and stable in 12(33%).
    There were no poor outcomes.

     

    The authors conclude that surgical
    correction of instability of the
    CVJ in patients with Down syndrome
    can be performed with a high
    success rate.

      

 



 

 

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Paediatrics
      

  • Taggard DA, Menezes AH, et al (Univ of Iowa, Iowa City)
    Treatment of Down Syndrome-Associated Craniovertebral Junction Abnormalities
    J Neurosurg 93: 205-213, 2000
      
    Down syndrome can result in various abnormalities, including a propensity for occipitoatlantal dislocations.
     
    Surgical treatment of motion abnormalities at the craniovertebral junction (CVJ) is reported to be associated with a high incidence of morbidity.
     
    Medical and radiographic data of 36 patients aged 3 to 49 years, treated for CVJ instability between 1976 and 1999 were reviewed for clinical outcome. It was found that outcomes were excellent in 13 (36%), good in 11(30%) and stable in 12(33%). There were no poor outcomes.
     
    The authors conclude that surgical correction of instability of the CVJ in patients with Down syndrome can be performed with a high success rate.
      

 

 

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