Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 1990 , Vol 1 , Num 4
Upper Cervical Injuries and Occipitocervical Fusion
Recai Tuncer, Saim KAZAN, Medet YILDIZ, Cem Açıkbaş, Mete SAVEREN
Akdeniz Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı, Kepez, Antalya 21 patients with upper cervical injuries were reviewed. Conservative therapy with collar was performed in 16 patients. In 2 patients with CI-2 dislocation, 2 with dens type II fracture and 1 with C2 corpus fracture and C2-3 dislocation, occipitocervical fusion was done. Successful resulte were obtained in 80 % of these patients. It is emphasized that surgical fusion must be thought in cervical injuries showing severe instability and in patients with partial neurological deficits. Anahtar Kelimeler : Occipitocervical fusion, upper cervical injury