posterior atlantoaxial ligament


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posterior atlantoaxial ligament

An obsolete term for a broad attenuated membrane that extends from the lower border of the posterior arch of the atlas and the upper margin of the lamina of the axis.
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Our case description of a young girl with a cervical spine posterior atlantoaxial ligament disruption highlights the difficulty in diagnosis as well as highlighting the sparsity of the literature on the best treatment options.
Injury to the posterior atlantoaxial ligament is a rare finding in children as an isolated injury.
Posterior atlantoaxial ligament disruption in the paediatric population is rarely reported.
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