- Osteochondroma of C1 causing vertebral artery occlusionFarhaan Altaf
Spinal Surgery Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, London, UK
Br J Neurosurg 27:130-1. 2013..We describe a patient with a vertebral artery occlusion secondary to an osteochondroma of the C1 vertebra presenting with symptoms of cerebral ischaemia. This case is reported because of its extreme rarity...
- Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis following cervical disc arthroplastyF Altaf
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading RG1 5AN, UK
J Bone Joint Surg Br 92:576-8. 2010..We report such a case in a 45-year-old man after cervical disc replacement. A high index of suspicion, with early imaging of the brain and prompt treatment, can produce a favourable outcome, albeit not in this case...
- Repair of spondylolysis using compression with a modular link and screwsF Altaf
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 4LP, UK
J Bone Joint Surg Br 93:73-7. 2011..Assessment of the defect by CT showed a rate of union of 80%. There were no complications involving the internal fixation. The strength of the construct removes the need for post-operative immobilisation...