Transpharyngeal bone grafting for a dens delayed union in a toddler: Case report

Federico De Iure, Luca Boriani, Stefano Boriani

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The authors report a case of dens fracture and complete quadriplegia in a 14-month-old child. Three months after reduction with a halo vest, there was no evidence of callus formation, so transoral transpharyngeal bone grafting and Minerva immobilization was performed, resulting in prompt healing without complications after 2 months, and a full neurological recovery and normal cervical spine motion at the 4-year follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-594
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


  • Odontoid fracture
  • Pediatric spine
  • Transoral approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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