Anaesthetic management for atlanto axial subluxation
A number of disease processes including congenital anomalies, malunited odontoid fractures, rheumatoid arthritis and tuberculosis can result in atlanto axial subluxation. The patient population presenting for surgery is therefore varied in age and general condition, ranging from fit young men to steroid dependent frail arthritic patients. The degree of instability and the spinal cord compression are also variable. Gauging these parameters has an important bearing on the anaesthetic management. We present management of six patients with atlanto axial subluxation in our institution.
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
Kamal, R. S.,
Khan, F. A.
(1991). Anaesthetic management for atlanto axial subluxation. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 41(1).
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