Dolichoodontoid in a pediatric patient

Academic Article


  • Dolichoodontoid is defined as hypertrophy of the apical portion of the odontoid process of the axis. We report the first case of a dolichoodontoid process in a pediatric patient with other congenital anomalies. This rare entity has had three previous citations in the literature. Our patient presented with scoliosis in which subsequent MRI demonstrated a Chiari I malformation, a small thoracic syrinx and a dolichoodontoid process. The diagnosis of this malformation should be entertained in cases of craniocervical anomalies. Copyright © 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel.
  • Authors

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 7757075
  • Author List

  • Tubbs RS; Wellons JC; Oakes WJ
  • Start Page

  • 217
  • End Page

  • 219
  • Volume

  • 37
  • Issue

  • 4