Atlantoaxial dislocation is dislocation of the first two bones in
the neck (atlas and axis). Symptoms may not be present if the dislocation is
Very rarely, dislocation of these bones can be severe, leading to
spinal cord compression. Symptoms of severe atlantoaxial dislocation with
spinal cord compression include:
Call the doctor right away if a person of any age has these symptoms.
July 1, 2013
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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