craniocervical

craniocervical

[krā′nē·ōsur′vikəl]
Etymology: Gk, kranion + L, cervix, neck
pertaining to the junction of the skull and neck, particularly the area of the foramen magnum. Because of the complex of nerve fibers and blood vessels in the region and the flexibility of the cervical spine, craniocervical tissues are particularly vulnerable to a variety of compression and traction disorders.
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The first of two volumes on the topic, this volume brings together 13 articles on neuropsychiatric syndromes that lie between the fields of neurology and psychiatry, such as minor hemisphere syndromes; body representation disorders; misoplegia; pali and echo phenomena; pathological yawning, laughing, and crying; catastrophe reaction and emotionalism; non-drug addictive and obsessive-compulsive symptoms after focal brain lesions; hypersexuality in neurological disorders; the KlEver-Bucy syndrome; Diogenes syndrome; segmental craniocervical dystonia; REM sleep behavior disorder; and Charles Bonnet syndrome and other hallucinatory phenomena.
Craniocervical artery dissection (CCAD) corresponds to a hematoma in the wall of the internal carotid or vertebral artery, and is a major cause of stroke in young and middle aged adults (1).
Lie the patient in a prone position, and bend the head forward to fully extend the craniocervical junction.
The condition can lead to craniocervical instability, where the skull is unstable in relation to the neck, often described as being like a pumpkin on a toothpick.
There are usually coexisting injuries to the skull base or craniocervical ligaments, most commonly the tectorial membrane.
Craniocervical dissections are a major cause of stroke, particularly among young adults.
Analise da postura craniocervical de criancas respiradoras bucais apos tratamento postural em bola suica.
Botulinum-A toxin in the treatment of craniocervical muscle spasms: short- and long-term, local and systemic effects.
This sophisticated scanner was used in one seminal study which linked craniocervical trauma and resulting pathology in multiple sclerosis patients to dynamically visualized abnormalities in CSF hydrodynamics, which is hypothesized by the authors of the study as to play an "important etiologie role in the genesis of Multiple Sclerosis.