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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 69--72

Endoscopic transnasal odontoidectomy using ultrasonic bone curette: Technical case report

1 Department of Neurosurgery, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
2 Department of Otolaryngology, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
3 Department of Neurosurgery, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

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Francesco Zenga
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Torino, Torino
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.108015

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A 65-year-old woman, a case of cranio-vertebral junction anomaly, presented with a sudden onset of quadriparesis, dysphagia, and breathing difficulty and required emergency surgery. She underwent image-guided endoscopic transnasal odontoidectomy followed by occipito-cervical decompression and stabilization. She recovered well, with immediate improvement of respiratory function. Burning paresthesias disappeared and the upper limbs function normalized.


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