Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 73--75

Unilateral lateral mass hypertrophy: An extremely rare congenital anomaly of Atlas


Kuntal Kanti Das, Anant Mehrotra, Rabi Narayan Sahu, Arun Kumar Srivastava, Awadhesh Kumar Jaiswal, Sanjay Behari 
 Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Arun Kumar Srivastava
Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India

A wide variety of congenital anomalies are observed around the craniovertebral junctional area. However, hypertrophied unilateral lateral mass of atlas in association with chiari-1 malformation leading to myelopathy is extremely uncommon. Herein we report a case of 28-year-old female who presented to us with a high cervical compressive myelopathy. Imaging revealed bony hypertrophy involving right sided C1 lateral mass along with chiari malformation-type 1. She underwent transoral as well as posterior decompression followed by occipito-cervical fusion. The authors discuss their case in light of other such reported cases and present a review of the literature.


How to cite this article:
Das KK, Mehrotra A, Sahu RN, Srivastava AK, Jaiswal AK, Behari S. Unilateral lateral mass hypertrophy: An extremely rare congenital anomaly of Atlas.J Craniovert Jun Spine 2013;4:73-75


How to cite this URL:
Das KK, Mehrotra A, Sahu RN, Srivastava AK, Jaiswal AK, Behari S. Unilateral lateral mass hypertrophy: An extremely rare congenital anomaly of Atlas. J Craniovert Jun Spine [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Aug 11 ];4:73-75
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