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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1997;21(1):234-238.
Cervical Cord Injury due to Atlantoaxial Dislocation in Down's Syndrome: A Case Report.
Park, Byung Kyu , Ko, Hyun Yoon , Kim, Kirim
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Pusan National University College of Medicine, Korea.
Down 증후군 환아에서 발생된 환축추탈구로 인한 경수손상 1예 -증례 보고-
박병규, 고현윤, 김기림
부산대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

The children with Down's syndrome are predisposed to atlantoaxial instability due to ligamentous laxity of the atlantoaxial joint. That can lead to cervical spinal cord compression. A careful neurologic examination and periodic screening for atlantoaxial instability would be very important for early detection and prompt management. We report a child with Down's syndrome who was diagnosed as atlantoaxial dislocation, long times after he showed progressive symptoms of cervical cord compression including respiratory distress.

Key Words: Cervical cord compression, Atlantoaxial, Instability


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