Skull Base and Cervical Spine Involvement in Jansen Syndrome: Case Report

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  • Introduction: Metaphyseal chondrodysplasia, Jansen type (JMD), is a rare form of endochondral ossification resulting in short limbs and dwarfism. Case Report: A child presented with JMD and was found to have involvement of the cervical spine. Conservative treatment was given to the patient who at the long-term follow-up continues to have no neurological findings or cervical spine instability. Conclusions: To our knowledge, this case represents the first report of involvement of the superior cervical spine in a patient with JMD. Clinicians should be aware of this potential albeit rare finding.
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  • Khan R; Oakes P; Fisahn C; Burgess B; Kirkpatrick KM; Oskouian RJ; Tubbs RS; Blount JP
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  • 140
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  • 143
  • Volume

  • 52
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  • 2