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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 115-119

Degenerative occipitocervical dislocation – Uncommon entity at extreme of Life: A case report and review of literature

Department of Neurosurgery, LTMMC and LTMG Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Batuk D Diyora
Department of Neurosurgery, LTMMC and LTMG Hospital, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/joss.joss_25_21

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Traumatic occipitocervical dislocation (OCD) has been reported numerous times both in children and adults. Nontraumatic OCD is rare. An 85-year-male referred with 2 months history of motor and sensory complaints in all four limbs. There was no history of trauma. Neck movements were restricted. A lateral radiograph of the cervical spine was suggestive of extensive degenerative changes in the cervical spine. Computed tomography scan of the cervical spine revealed posterior OCD with degenerative changes. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed compressive myelopathy at the cervico-medullary junction. Posterior occipitocervical fixation was performed. His neurological symptoms significantly improved. The procedure resulted in an excellent immediate and long-term clinical outcome.

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