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A structural defect and vertical hypermobility (back and forth sliding) of the craniocervical junction (interface between the occipital bone and the 1st and 2nd vertebrae) which can lead to a deformation of the brainstem, upper spinal cord and cerebellum (and associated neurological symptoms) due to compression.


Etiological Co-factors:
Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue (HDCT), such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS).

Synonyms:
Syndrome of Occipitoatlantialaxial Hypermobility
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