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Atlanto-occipital dislocation (craniovertebral dissociation)

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Classification

Type I: Occipital condyles anterior to the atlas; most common

Type II: Condyles longitudinally; result of pure distraction

Type III: Occipital condyles posterior to the atlas

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This classification is based on the position of the occiput in relation to C1.

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