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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1999;28(4): 565-569.
Transient Quadriparesis due to Dysgenesis of the Posterior Arch of the Atlas: Case Report.
Kwang Up Ahn, Soon Ki Hong, Kum Whang, Jhin Soo Pyen, Hun Joo Kim, Yong Pyo Han, Chul Hu
Department of Neurosurgery, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea.
Acase of 14-year-old student is presented with the complaint of recurrent attack of transient quadriparesis during hyperextension of the neck. On 3-dimensional spinal CT and MRI, the authors confirmed intrusion of posterior tubercle of the atlas with increased signal on T1- and T2- weighted image was found. The clinical manifestations were improved without having cervical instability after a posterior laminectomy of the atlas.
Key Words: Cervical spinal stenosis; Dysgenesis; Posterior arch; Atlas; Transient quadriparesis
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