Cervical myelopathy caused by periodontoid synovial pannus in a patient with psoriatic arthritis: a case report

Clin Rheumatol. 2007 Aug;26(8):1380-2. doi: 10.1007/s10067-006-0409-9. Epub 2006 Oct 10.


The atlantoaxial subluxation and the formation of a synovial periodontoid pannus are associated with rheumatoid arthritis causing mechanical compression of the spinal cord and cervical myelopathy. Atlantoaxial subluxation is very rare in psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Even more rare is the formation of a periodontoid synovial pannus associated with PsA and signs of myelopathy. In this report, cervical myelopathy caused by periodontoid synovial pannus in PsA is described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arthritis, Psoriatic / complications*
  • Cervical Vertebrae / pathology
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / etiology*
  • Male
  • Odontoid Process / pathology*
  • Spinal Cord Compression / etiology*