Bony exostosis of the atlas with resultant cranial nerve palsy

J. P. Slavotinek, B. P. Brophy, M. R. Sage

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A case of tenth and twelfth nerve compression secondary to a bony exostosis of the first cervical vertebra is described. This uncommon phenomenon serves to outline the importance of imaging the course of a cranial nerve when no intracranial abnormality is demonstrable on CT or MRI. The radiologic features of spinal osteochondromas are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-454
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Computed tomography
  • Cranial nerve palsy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Osteochondroma
  • Spinal tumour


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