November 1976

Myelopathy in Infancy Complicating Congenital Atlantoaxial Dislocation

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Child Neurology, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Tottori University School of Medicine, Yonago, Japan.

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(11):1270-1271. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120120104022

• Two infants had congenital atlantoaxial dislocation associated with myelopathy. One of them, a 3-month-old girl, showed anterior dislocation of the atlas on the axis, and had extreme weakness of the extremities. Another patient, an 8-month-old boy, showed tetraplegia, and posterior dislocation with absent odontoid process was demonstrated radiologically. These cases add another cause to the varied etiologies of floppiness in early infancy.

(Am J Dis Child 130:1270-1271, 1976)