Posterior ponticle - illustration

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski

A normal variant posterior ponticle of C1 is illustrated, along with the normal course of the vertebral artery at this site

Case Discussion

A posterior ponticle is also often referred to as a:  ponticulus posticus, arcuate foramen, or Kimerle anomaly. This finding is typically of no clinical significance. 

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Case information

rID: 52537
Published: 11th Apr 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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