invagination

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Related to basilar invagination: Chamberlain line, platybasia, os odontoideum
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the condition of being folded inward or sheathed

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the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface

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The use of BrainLab VectorVision neuronavigation to aid in surgery at the craniovertebral junction has only been described in basilar invagination, and previously required a preoperative computed tomography scan prior to surgical positioning as image acquisition.
A case of Collet-Sicard syndrome associated with traumatic atlas fractures and congenital basilar invagination.
Cervical X-rays showed basilar invagination consistent with the superior part of the odontoid proces being displaced into the foramen magnum.
Other terms describing this deformity include basilar invagination, translocation of the dens, atlantoaxial impaction, superior migration of the odontoid, and vertical settling.
Basilar invagination is a prolapse of the vertebral column into the skull base.