Accessory articulation of cervical transverse processes

Case contributed by Dr James Harvey

Presentation

Presenting to ED following a bicycle accident. Neck pain.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
CT

Unenhanced CT cervical spine

There is apparent articulation between the left C5 and C6 transverse processes.

No significant degenerative changes at this level.

No acute injury identified.

Annotated image

Key images

Key images demonstrating the site of articulation between the left C5 and C6 transverse processes.

Case Discussion

Accessory articulation between cervical transverse processes is a rare anatomical variant.

It reflects an incidental finding in this case.

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Case information

rID: 82715
Published: 3rd Oct 2020
Last edited: 4th Oct 2020
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