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os odontoideum

Unstable os odontoideum in young children

July 14, 2014

Os odontoideum is a rare anomaly of the odontoid process. When unstable, it can be a source of neck pain that can result in serious neurological injury. In young children, the presence of a transverse lucency at the base of the dens represents the normal developing growth plate. However, os odontoideum should be considered in

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