Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 99--101

Rotatory atlantoaxial dislocation presenting as spinal kyphoscoliosis


Atul Goel, Ravikiran Vutha, Abhidha Shah, Survendra Kumar Rajdeo Rai 
 Department of Neurosurgery, K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Atul Goel
Department of Neurosurgery, K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
India

A 16-year-old male presented with primary complaint of worsening dorsal spinal kyphoscoliosis (SKS) for 3 years. More recently, he developed spasticity in legs, breathlessness on mild exertion, and sleep apneas. Apart from SKS, investigations revealed rotatory atlantoaxial dislocation. Atlantoaxial fixation resulted in rapid recovery from all symptoms including from spinal deformity. Observations in this patient suggest that rotatory dislocation can be a cause of spinal deformity.


How to cite this article:
Goel A, Vutha R, Shah A, Rai SK. Rotatory atlantoaxial dislocation presenting as spinal kyphoscoliosis.J Craniovert Jun Spine 2021;12:99-101


How to cite this URL:
Goel A, Vutha R, Shah A, Rai SK. Rotatory atlantoaxial dislocation presenting as spinal kyphoscoliosis. J Craniovert Jun Spine [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 May 6 ];12:99-101
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