Chamberlain line

Chamberlain line is a line joining the back of hard palate with the opisthion on a lateral view of the craniocervical junction.

Significance

It helps to recognise basilar invagination which is said to be present if the tip of the dens is >3 mm above this line.

McGregor developed a modification of the Chamberlain line for when the opisthion could not be identified on plain radiographs.

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rID: 22724
Section: Gamuts
Tags: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Chamberlain's line

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