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Clinics in diagnostic imaging (24). Cervical spine instability in seronegative rheumatoid arthritis.

Authors
  • Chu, F S
  • Peh, W C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Singapore Medical Journal
Publisher
Singapore Medical Journal
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1997
Volume
38
Issue
4
Pages
172–176
Identifiers
PMID: 9269399
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 59-year-old man presented with neck pain and limb numbness. He also had bilateral symmetrical joint deformities of his hands and wrists. Cervical spine radiographs showed C 1/2 instability and features of rheumatoid arthritis. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated erosion ofthe odontoid peg by pannus. C 1/2 surgical fusion was performed. The role of imaging in cervical spine involvement by rheumatoid arthritis is reviewed.

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