Transoral surgery for basilar impression

E. Pasztor, J. Vajda, P. Piffko, M. Horvath

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Abstract

A patient with basilar impression presented with a progressive myelopathy due to odontoid invagination. It was thought that a posterior decompression would be hazardous; therefore, the inferior clivus, odontoid process, and anterior arch of the atlas were removed transorally. We have found that, even with symptoms of long duration, marked improvement can be expected when the operation is targeted to the actual abnormality. In such cases, analysis of craniocervical tomograms will show the direction of medullary compression and thus indicate the correct surgical approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-476
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Neurology
Volume14
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1980

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Platybasia
Odontoid Process
Posterior Cranial Fossa
Atlases
Spinal Cord Diseases
Decompression
Direction compound

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Pasztor, E., Vajda, J., Piffko, P., & Horvath, M. (1980). Transoral surgery for basilar impression. Surgical Neurology, 14(6), 473-476.

Transoral surgery for basilar impression. / Pasztor, E.; Vajda, J.; Piffko, P.; Horvath, M.

In: Surgical Neurology, Vol. 14, No. 6, 1980, p. 473-476.

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Pasztor, E, Vajda, J, Piffko, P & Horvath, M 1980, 'Transoral surgery for basilar impression', Surgical Neurology, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 473-476.
Pasztor E, Vajda J, Piffko P, Horvath M. Transoral surgery for basilar impression. Surgical Neurology. 1980;14(6):473-476.
Pasztor, E. ; Vajda, J. ; Piffko, P. ; Horvath, M. / Transoral surgery for basilar impression. In: Surgical Neurology. 1980 ; Vol. 14, No. 6. pp. 473-476.
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