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An Isolated Congenital Narrow Canal of the Atlas

  • Pierre Kehr
  • Andreas Weidner

Abstract

We experienced a case of cervical myelopathy due to an isolated narrow spinal canal of the atlas whose myelopathy recovered after C 1 laminectomy. The condition of congenital cervical canal stenosis is well known and reported in the literature, but only few of these papers describe a narrow spinal canal including the level of C 1.

Keywords

Cervical Spine Spinal Canal Cervical Myelopathy Posterior Arch Odontoid Process 
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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Kehr
    • 1
  • Andreas Weidner
    • 2
  1. 1.Hôpital chirurgical othopédique StéphanieStrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryParacelsus-KlinikOsnabrückFederal Republic of Germany

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