| CASE REPORT
|Year : 2003 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 250--251
Congenital absence of the posterior elements of C2 vertebra: A case report
P Trivedi, KH Vyas, S Behari
Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rae Bareli Road, Lucknow-226014, UP, India
A rare case of the complete absence of the posterior elements of C2 is reported. The patient presented with neck pain without any neurological deficits and radiology revealed a mobile, partially reducible dislocation of the C2 over C3 vertebra. A posterior fusion utilizing a contour rod, sublaminar wire fixation, and onlay bone grafts between the occiput and the C3 vertebra was performed for spinal stability.
Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rae Bareli Road, Lucknow-226014. UP.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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