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Atlantoaxial subluxation due to rheumatoid arthritis

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Affiliation: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Atlantoaxial subluxation due to rheumatoid arthritis

History: 64 year old female with rheumatoid arthritis.

Findings: Lateral, flexion and extension views of the cervical spine are obtained. Lateral view shows normal atlantoaxial distance, and normal allignment of the cervical spine. Extension view demonstrates atlantoaxial distance of 5.6 mm. Flexion view shows that the A-A distance has increased to 8.7 mm.

Ddx: Atlantoaxial subluxation secondary to: Inflammatory: Rheumatoid arthritis Congenital: Down’s syndrome Trauma: Rupture of transverse ligament

No MeSH data available.


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Atlantoaxial subluxation due to rheumatoid arthritis

carlin CLC - MedPix

Extension view of cervical spine.
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MPX2542_synpic23611: Extension view of cervical spine.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Atlantoaxial subluxation due to rheumatoid arthritis

History: 64 year old female with rheumatoid arthritis.

Findings: Lateral, flexion and extension views of the cervical spine are obtained. Lateral view shows normal atlantoaxial distance, and normal allignment of the cervical spine. Extension view demonstrates atlantoaxial distance of 5.6 mm. Flexion view shows that the A-A distance has increased to 8.7 mm.

Ddx: Atlantoaxial subluxation secondary to: Inflammatory: Rheumatoid arthritis Congenital: Down’s syndrome Trauma: Rupture of transverse ligament

No MeSH data available.