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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2006;40(5): 387-390.
Posterior C1-2 Stabilization Using Translaminar Screw Fixation of the Axis.
Jae Taek Hong, Sang Won Lee, Byung Chul Son, Chun Kun Park
1Department of Neurosurgery St. Vincent Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Suwon, Korea. jatagi15@paran.com
2Department of Neurosurgery, Kang Nam St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
We report a case of C1-2 instability with a bilateral high-riding transverse foramen that was treated with rod-screw fixation using a technique of translaminar rigid screw fixation of the axis. It is believed that a C1-2 fixation with bilateral C-2 translaminar screws has an important advantage over previously reported techniques of C1-2 fixation by eliminating the risk of injury to the vertebral artery during C2 screw placement.
Key Words: C1-2 instability; Rod-screw fixation; Translaminar screw
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