Title: Cervicale en occipito cervicale instabiliteit in Down syndroom
Authors: Fabry, K. ×
Moens, Pierre #
Issue Date: 2012
Series Title: Journal du Pédiatre Belge vol:14 issue:2 pages:33-34
Abstract: Instability of the craniovertebral junction, atlantoaxial or atlanto-occipital, is found in a significant number of children and adults with down syndrome. Most individuals with this disorder are asymptomatic but in some, subluxation of the cervical spine and compression of the spinal cord may lead to myelopathic symptoms. Although still a matter of debate it is generally accepted that screening with routine x-rays of the cervical spine is not indicated. Parents should be informed about the signs and symptoms, and if these are present x-ray examinations should be performed. Surgical treatment is indicated only in patients with symptoms and radiological anomalies.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AT
Appears in Collections:Biomechanics, -implants and Tissue Engineering (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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