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Figure 2: A 9-year-old boy presented with a 2-week history of pain in the neck, transient numbness in all four extremities, and weakness in his left arm after doing a somersault. (a) Preoperative sagittal T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging demonstrates basilar invagination and severe compression of the brain stem. (b) Preoperative sagittal computed tomography (CT) scan showing the tip of the odontoid protruding into the foramen magnum. (c) Intraoperative CT scan demonstrating decompression of the craniocervical junction. (d) Axial, sagittal, and coronal CT navigation images indicating the basis of the odontoid process. (e) The patient shows strength recovery at the 12-month follow-up neurological examination

Figure 2: A 9-year-old boy presented with a 2-week history of pain in the neck, transient numbness in all four extremities, and weakness in his left arm after doing a somersault. (a) Preoperative sagittal T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging demonstrates basilar invagination and severe compression of the brain stem. (b) Preoperative sagittal computed tomography (CT) scan showing the tip of the odontoid protruding into the foramen magnum. (c) Intraoperative CT scan demonstrating decompression of the craniocervical junction. (d) Axial, sagittal, and coronal CT navigation images indicating the basis of the odontoid process. (e) The patient shows strength recovery at the 12-month follow-up neurological examination