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Skull base surgery. 1992 April; 2(2): 80–82.
PMCID: PMC1656347

Eosinophilic Granuloma of Atlanto-Occipital Joint


An isolated eosinophilic granuloma at the craniocervical junction was treated by an extreme lateral surgical excision, bone grating, and radiotherapy with good outcome.

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