What is the most common delayed neurologic sequela associated with an untreated Type III occipital condylar fracture (OCF)?
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Lower cranial n. deficits
The correct answer is lower cranial n. deficits.
In a number of patients untreated for type III occipital condyle fractures, delayed lower cranial nerve deficits developed. Thus, it is recommended to treat Occipital condyle fractures, particularly type III, with cervical immobilization- most commonly via rigid brace.