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Congenital Absence of the Odontoid Process of the Axis: Report of a Case.

Gillman, E. L.
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume: March 1959
Case Report

Congenital anomalies leading to a defective unstable atlanto-axial joint are rare. The resultant joint instability appears to present less serious clinical problems than the anatomical possibility suggests. Other than prophylactic indications are necessary before surgical fusion of the joint is performed.

Copyright 1959 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated

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