This case involved a 6-year-old boy with Down syndrome, left C1 lateral mass hypertrophy, C1–2 rotatory subluxation, and spinal cord compression. He presented after falling down some stairs at his home. Torticollis, dysphagia, and speech delay were noted on examination. Vascular imaging showed impingement on the left vertebral artery by the anomalous C1 lateral mass. Through a posterior approach, the hypertrophic C1 lateral mass was resected, and an occiput–C2 fusion was performed. Postoperatively, his torticollis and brainstem symptoms were resolved.
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