Total fusion of atlas with occipital bone

A case report

Satheesha Nayak, Venkata Ramana Vollala, Deepthinath Raghunathan

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Abstract

Atlas is the first cervical vertebra. It does not have a body like other cervical vertebrae. It forms ellipsoidal synovial joints with the condyles of the occipital bone. Rarely, it gets occipitalized, where the condyles of the occipital bone fuse with the lateral masses of the atlas vertebra. In this article, a total fusion of the atlas vertebra has been reported and the knowledge of such a fusion may be of importance for radiologists, anesthesiologists, orthopedic and neurosurgeons because skeletal abnormalities at the craniocervical junction may result in sudden unexpected death. It can result in dysphagia, disarthria or torticollis because of compression of cranial nerves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-40
Number of pages2
JournalNeuroanatomy
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2005

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Occipital Bone
Atlases
Cervical Vertebrae
Spine
Bone and Bones
Torticollis
Cranial Nerves
Deglutition Disorders
Sudden Death
Orthopedics
Joints

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anatomy
  • Clinical Neurology

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In: Neuroanatomy, Vol. 4, 01.12.2005, p. 39-40.

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