Fractures of the dens complicating ankylosing spondylitis with atlantooccipital fusion

F. H. Miller, L. F. Rogers*

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Abstract

Patients with ankylosing spondylitis are prone to fractures. Fractures tend to occur in the lower cervical spine disc space. We describe 2 patients with odontoid fractures. Both patients had atlantooccipital fusion which may have increased their susceptibility for dens fractures. One patient had Crohn's disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)771-774
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume18
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

Keywords

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Odontoid process
  • Spinal fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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