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Os odontoideum with progressive symptoms: case report
A 53-year-old male patient was admitted to the neurosurgery outpatient clinic with neck pain. He had difficulty performing fine manual skills, had numbness in his hands, and felt as if he was stepping on a space while walking. He declared that his head occasionally fell forward involuntarily. He had no urinary or fecal incontinence or neurogenic claudication. On neurologic examination, there was no loss of muscle strength and no pathologic reflex. He was skillful in cerebellar tests. He declared no history of falls, impacts, or accidents. From the patient's hospital digital records, it was seen that he was admitted to the neurosurgery outpatient clinic with right arm and neck pain before, and surgical treatment was recommended to him due to the os odontoideum, but he refused this treatment. As the patient became symptomatic in the following period, atlantoaxial instability was found on cervical dynamic X-rays. For all these reasons, he was advised to undergo surgical treatment, but he re-refused the operation. In conclusion, it was considered that close follow-up with conservative treatment in asymptomatic os odontoideum patients may be appropriate. However, it was suggested that the possibility of AAI should be considered in patients who become symptomatic.

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Volume 1, Issue 2, 2024
Page : 36-38