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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Atlas Vertebra with Centrum a Case Report Seen in Dry Bone

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Author Details : Gokul Krishna Reddy Nune, Smruti Rekha Mohanty, Minati Patra, S. Ch. Mohapatra, L. P. Tripathy

Volume : 2, Issue : 3, Year : 2015

Article Page : 162-163

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The Atlas/1st cervical vertebra doesn’t have a body in the normal circumstances and its body represented by odontoid process of the Axis/2nd cervical vertebra, 1,2,3,4,5 here we present a case report of an atlas vertebra with the odontoid process used to it forming the centrum/body& also the transverse ligament has been ossified, this variation can be congenital/acquired and knowledge of this variation important during cervical spine surgeries, interpretation of skiagrams by radiologists. 1,2,3

Key Words: Atlas, Axis, Odontoid process, Osodontoideum

How to cite : Nune G K R, Mohanty S R, Patra M, Mohapatra S C, Tripathy L P, Atlas Vertebra with Centrum a Case Report Seen in Dry Bone. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2015;2(3):162-163

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