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Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70-72

Intraosseouss degenerative cyst of the axis approached via transcervical extrapharyngeal avenue

1 Department of Neurology, Porto Alegre Clinical Hospital, Rio Grande do Sul Federal University, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2 Skull Base and Pituitary Center - Moinhos de Vento Hospital, Porto Alegre, Brazil

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Gustavo Rassier Isolan
Department of Neurology, Porto Alegre Clinical Hospital Rua Ramiro Barcelos, 2350, Porto Alegre, RS
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-8237.116548

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Intraosseous degenerative cysts (IDC) of the cervical spine are rare. IDC within C2 have been reported in three articles only. We report a patient with neck pain due to a IDC within C2. We discuss the differential diagnosis of these lesions and the surgical approaches to reach this complex anatomical region.

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