Grisel's syndrome in head and neck practice

Alessandra Rinaldo, Vanni Mondin, Carlos Suárez, Eric M. Genden, Alfio Ferlito

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Grisel's syndrome is a rare condition of uncertain etiology characterized by a non-traumatic atlanto-axial subluxation, secondary to an infection in the head and neck region. The authors discuss the history, pathogenesis, terminology, classification, clinical characteristics, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention of this syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)966-970
Number of pages5
JournalOral Oncology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 2005


  • Grisel's syndrome
  • Non-traumatic atlanto-axial subluxation


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