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An unusual presentation of Paget disease: pathological fracture of the odontoid.

Authors
  • Sawardekar, Umayal G
  • Nadimpalli, Surya Prakash Rao
  • Weisenberg, Elliot
  • Kranzler, Leonard
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of neurosurgery. Spine
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2008
Volume
9
Issue
4
Pages
343–346
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3171/SPI.2008.9.10.343
PMID: 18939919
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Paget disease of the cervical spine is a common disease in an uncommon location. The authors present an unusual case of a 58-year-old woman with a pathological fracture through the base of the odontoid vertebra secondary to Paget disease. The purpose of this case report is to describe the radiological features of Paget disease and their important application to treatment management.

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