Atlanto-axial rotatory fixation in children -- a rare presentation

Sil, Kaushik; Chatterjee, Sandip
July 2007
Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences;Jul-Dec2007, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p104
Academic Journal
INTRODUCTION: Atlanto-axial rotatory fixation is fixed rotation of C1 over C2, which may be post-traumatic or post-infective. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present four cases of atlanto-axial rotatory fixation in children and describe their presentations, pathogenesis, radiological findings, management and follow up findings with review of literature. CONCLUSION: This rare cause should be kept in mind in treating children with painful fixed torticollis.


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