Unfused spinous processes of C6 and C7

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard
Diagnosis certain


Incidental findings in a trauma patient who also had a left-sided C6/7 lateral mass fracture.

Patient Data

Age: Adult

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Unfused C6 and C7 spinous processes are incidentally noted. A lateral mass fracture cannot be readily identified on this single projection. 

Single selected image demonstrating an unfused spinous process. Left-sided C6/7 lateral mass and transverse process fracture only partially seen. 

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