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Br J Neurosurg. 2013 Dec;27(6):836-7. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2013.795520. Epub 2013 May 14.

Case report of os odontoideum causing Ondine's curse.

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital , 1345, Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 4TF.


Ondine's curse or central hypoventilation syndrome is most common congenital disorder which is diagnosed in infancy. In the majority of cases, no structural abnormality is identified. We describe the case of an 18-year-old patient who presented with Ondine's curse secondary to an os odontoideum.

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