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Neuroradiology

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 231–233 | Cite as

Upper cervical spinal cord compression due to bony stenosis of the spinal canal

  • S. Benitah
  • C. Raftopoulos
  • D. Balériaux
  • M. Levivier
  • S. Dedeire
Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Abstract

Compression of the upper cervical spinal cord due to stenosis of the bony spinal canal is infrequent. In the first case reported here, stenosis was due to acquired extensive, unilateral osteophytes centered on the left apophyseal joints of C1−C2 in an elderly professional violinist. In the second case, stenosis was secondary to isolated congenital hypertrophy of the laminae of C1 and C2.

Key words

Spinal cord, compression Spinal canal, stenosis Spine, stenosis 

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© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Benitah
    • 1
  • C. Raftopoulos
    • 2
  • D. Balériaux
    • 1
  • M. Levivier
    • 2
  • S. Dedeire
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neuroradiology, Hôpital ErasmeUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Neurosurgery, Hôpital ErasmeUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

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