Accessory articulation of the cervical transverse process

Case contributed by Dr Pablo Lorenzzoni

Presentation

Unspecified cervicalgia

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

There is elongation of the anterior tubercle of the left transverse process of C5 forming an accessory articulation with the C4 transverse process. This can be better appreciated in the sagittal and coronal reformats.

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