Aplasia of the posterior arch of atlas with persistent tubercle

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim

Presentation

Neck pain. Incidental finding on plain X ray of the cervical spine.

Patient Data

Age: 50-year-old
Gender: Male

Absence of the posterior arch, with persistent posterior tubercle.

Cervical spondylosis showing narrowing of C5/6 and C6/7 disc spaces and osteophytic lipping of their endplates.

Case Discussion

Absence of the posterior arch, with persistent posterior tubercle.

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Case information

rID: 48627
Case created: 17th Oct 2016
Last edited: 20th Apr 2017
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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