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Accessory ossicle of anterior arch of the atlas

Case contributed by Dr Charudutt Jayant Sambhaji


Fall from height

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male

There is a corticated osseous density that articulates with the inferior aspect of the anterior arch of the atlas. ( An incidental finding in a patient with trauma ).

Case Discussion

The findings are consistent with accessory ossicle of the anterior arch of the atlas which is a normal variant.

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Case information

rID: 21331
Published: 16th Jan 2013
Last edited: 30th Mar 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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