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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2013 pp 223-224

Case Report

Atalantoaxial Dislocation after Hyperextension of Neck: A Rare Case Report


D. B. KatikarI, R. D. JaykarII, R. R. GhuleIII

IAssistant Professor and Neurosurgeon, IIAssociate Professor, IIIResident, Department of General Surgery

Dr. V. M. Government Medical College, Solapur, Maharashtra, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



24 years female patient had sudden onset quadriparesis without any significant trauma, so the diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome was considered. On repeated questioning, she told that, she was taking clothes off the rope when she suddenly lost her power. After investigation it turned out to be a case of sudden onset quadriparesis secondary to fracture dens due to hyperextension of neck. Patient was operated for surgical decompression and stabilization.