Craniocervical instability cci also known as the syndrome of occipitoatlantialaxial hypermobility is a structural instability of the craniocervical junction which may lead to a pathological deformation of the brainstem upper spinal cord and cerebellum it primarily occurs in patients with ehlers danlos syndrome and other hereditary disorders of connective tissue. I refer to them as craniocervical syndromes in my book craniocervical syndromes can cause and array of neurological signs and symptoms related to the brain and cord craniocervical syndromes cause problems by compressing blood and cerebrospinal fluid pathways going into and out of the brain and cord. Rapid advances in mri are transforming the treatment of patients suffering from the craniocervical syndrome ccs articles in this publication have been written by leading international experts in the field to provide practioners with a better understanding of the subtle anatomy and mri appearances at the craniocervical junction along with insight into the clinical significance of . Rapid advances in mri are transforming the treatment of patients suffering from the craniocervical syndrome ccs in this title the surgical management of patients with damage to the ligaments at read more
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