J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2021 Feb 2;82(Suppl 1):S16-S18. Epub 2020 Dec 2.
Department of Neurological Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Neurological Institute of New Jersey, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health, Newark, New Jersey, United States.
Basilar invagination is a congenital or acquired craniovertebral junction abnormality where the tip of the odontoid process projects through the foramen magnum which can cause severe symptomatic compression of the brainstem and spinal cord. If left untreated, patients can develop progressive quadriparesis. Traditionally, basilar invagination can be treated with cervical traction and posterior stabilization. Read More