Traumatic Atlantoaxial Dislocation Without Neurological Deficit

Racheal Peterson, Edward Burkhardt, Anthony Sin
World Neurosurgery 2020 May 16
Traumatic atlantoaxial dislocation without associated odontoid fracture or neurological deficit is a rare occurrence. We present the case of a 39-year-old male pedestrian struck by a vehicle who suffered a traumatic grade 4 retrolisthesis of C1-C2. The closed reduction was successful and the patient underwent posterior occipito-cervical fusion. He retained good neurological status throughout the hospital stay and was discharged to a rehabilitation facility with full strength.

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