Cervical disc herniation presenting as a mass lesion posterior to the odontoid process. Report of two cases

W. S. Rosenberg, A. E. Rosenberg, C. E. Poletti

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The authors report two cases of herniated intervertebral disc presenting as a mass posterior to the odontoid process and causing myelopathy in previously healthy elderly women. The differential diagnosis of a mass at the craniovertebral junction is reviewed, and the implications of these cases are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)954-959
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes



  • cervical spine
  • craniovertebral junction
  • herniated disc, odontoid
  • intervertebral disc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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