Isolated inflammatory pseudotumor of the occipital condyle

Report of two cases

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  • 1 Institutes of Neurosurgery, Pathology, and Radiology, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy; and Department of Neurosurgery, New York University Medical Center, New York
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✓ Although the craniocervical junction is involved in a variety of conditions including trauma, neoplastic lesions, and inflammatory processes, isolated inflammatory conditions involving the occipital condyle exclusively are not known. The authors report this unusual condition in two cases. Unless the patient is of poor medical risk, excision of the lesion is the treatment of choice to decompress the neural structures.

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