Cervical intercalary bone

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Neck pain post trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

No acute cervical spine fracture or malalignment demonstrated. Incidental note of an intercalary bone at the anterosuperior aspect of C5. Prevertebral and paravertebral soft tissues are within normal limits.

Case Discussion

Cervical intercalary bones and limbus vertebrae have a similar appearance, but should not be confused for a cervical spine fracture. 

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Case Information

rID: 35211
Case created: 26th Mar 2015
Last edited: 24th Apr 2017
Tag: variant
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