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Posted on Fri, 7 Jul 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: My wife has been diagnosed with Atlanto Axial Dislocation and compression of the CV junction. She is 33. Doctor has recommended surgery to relieve the compression. Need to know if its required and if not done will her condition worsen. She has mild balance issues and grip issues which are not progressing currently.
Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
Surgery may be done.

Detailed Answer:
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I am Dr. Ajay Panwar, a neurologist, here to answer your query.

Apparently, atlanto axial dislocation with foramen magnum narrowing with cervicomedullary junction compression, is the indication for a surgery.

Further, as she is already having balance and grip issues, surgery can help preventing further deterioration. You may consider the cross-opinion of another Neurosurgeon in this regard.

I shall be glad to have you in follow-up with further details.

Dr.Ajay Panwar,

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Ajay Panwar 18 minutes later
Is such a surgery risky, I mean can the patient die during the same? What is the average success rate of the surgery?
Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar 14 hours later
Brief Answer:
Success rate is usually good.Surgery is the preferable option here.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for being in follow-up.

Early surgery is usually recommended and success rate is often good. Further, as she already has grip weakness and balance issues,surgery is the preferable option.

You can visit a Neurosurgeon for cross-opinion on this.

Hope that helps.if you have any further questions,I shall be glad to have you in follow-up.

Dr.Ajay Panwar,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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