Basilar impression in children

Janet B Teodori, M. J. Painter

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Ataxia is a common neurologic sign in childhood. Basilar impression due to bony abnormalities of the craniovertebral junction is an uncommon but readily treatable cause of ataxia in children. Two children who had neck stiffness, ataxia, nystagmus, and corticospinal tract signs are described. Basilar impression was recognized only after specific radiologic studies were performed. Both children were treated surgically with good results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1097-1099
Number of pages3
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Teodori, J. B., & Painter, M. J. (1984). Basilar impression in children. Pediatrics, 74(6), 1097-1099.