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J Craniovertebr Junction Spine. 2018 Jul-Sep;9(3):209-211. doi: 10.4103/jcvjs.JCVJS_69_18.

Rare manifestation of common disease with an unique method of minimally invasive spine stabilization: Cervical 2-3 facet lesion.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Ramaiah Institute of Neurosciences, M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Department of Neurosurgery, Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.


Cervical granulomatous infections of the posterior elements are very rare, it is often difficult to diagnose due to rarity and variable presentation of symptoms. Any cervical surgical procedure carries a certain morbid risk to the patient. We present a case of cervical 2-3 facet joint lesion which was managed by a minimally invasive technique with a favorable outcome.


Cervical lesions; granulomatous lesion; minimally invasive spine surgery

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