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How common is basilar invagination and brainstem bruising?

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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Not common: Basilar invagination is not a common problem it can be seen most often in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or congenital anamolies of their cranial-cervical junction (where the skull meets the top of the spine). Brainstem compression can occur if the invagination is significant and/or longstanding. It should be evaluated by a skull base neurosurgeon.

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