Block vertebra - C2/3

Case contributed by Varun Babu


Neck pain

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Cervical spine


Under developed C2/3 disc with fused posterior elements typical of a block vertebra 

Case Discussion

A decrease in blood supply between 3rd and 8th week of gestation can result in a block vertebra. Congenital fusion of cervical vertebrae is commonly encountered at C2/3. 

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