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Staphylococcal infection of the odontoid peg.
  1. S. Keogh,
  2. A. Crockard
  1. Department of Surgical Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK.


    An epidural abscess secondary to osteomyelitis of the odontoid peg produced a sudden left-sided weakness. Appropriate antibiotics, transoral evacuation of the pus and subsequent posterior atlanto-axial fusion were associated with a full recovery.

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