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Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2010 May;20(2):109-11. doi: 10.4103/0971-3026.63050.

Case report: Congenital absence of the dens.

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  • 1MR Centre, GBH American Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan - 313 001, India.

Abstract

A 36-year-old man presented with headache and right upper and lower limb weakness for 10 days. MRI revealed absence of the odontoid process of the C2 vertebral body, with resultant atlantoaxial dislocation along with myelomalacic changes involving the cervicomedullary junction.

KEYWORDS:

Absent; congenital; dens

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PMC2890915
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