Table 3.

Characteristics of patients with atlanto-axial pannus undergoing cervical spine surgery.

CharacteristicsSurgical, n = 28Nonsurgical, n = 75pSurgery of AAR, n = 17Other C-spine Surgery, n = 11p
Age, yrs, median (IQR)77.1 (69–84)73.8 (63–83)0.5177.8 (69–79)76.5 (68–85)0.49
Pertinent clinical history
  Neck pain16 (67)52 (81)0.1511 (73)5 (56)0.41
  Radicular pain or headache6 (38)30 (55)0.234 (36)2 (40)1.00
  Upper extremity motor or sensory deficit14 (56)22 (36)0.097 (44)7 (78)0.21
  Findings of myelopathy13 (50)23 (34)0.167 (41)6 (67)0.41
  Trauma9 (32)18 (24)0.425 (29)4 (36)1.00
  Prior cervical spine surgery5 (18)7 (10)0.333 (18)2 (18)1.00
  • Values are n (%) unless otherwise specified. Percentages were calculated excluding subjects with missing data. IQR: interquartile range; AAR: atlanto-axial region.