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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 999-1003

Ossification of the cruciform ligament of atlas; a rare cause of cervical myelopathy: Case report and review of literature

1 Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
2 Medical College, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

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Gohar Javed
Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_76_19

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We present a case of cervical myelopathy secondary to ossification of the cruciform ligament (also known as cruciate ligament). This is a rare phenomenon that, to the best of our knowledge, has only been reported 16 times previously in literature. We have added a review of literature after our case presentation. We hope that by doing so, we may aid clinicians reach early diagnosis so as to be able to better manage this rare disease.

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