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Anteroposterior spondyloschisis of the atlas. Two case reports and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17252248     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital bony defects of the atlas are uncommon; with isolated posterior clefts being the most frequent anomaly and combined anterior and posterior defects the least common, occurring in only 0.3-0.7% of the population. These anomalies can cause confusion, particularly in the setting of trauma when appearances on plain radiography may be misinterpreted as representing a fracture. Two cases of anteroposterior spondyloschisis are presented and the pathology, diagnosis and the clinical relevance of such defects discussed with reference to previous published literature.
Senthil Kumar Muthu; Susan Cox; Windsor J Gunawardena; Geetha Balakrishnan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-01-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency radiology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1070-3004     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Radiol     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-07     Completed Date:  2007-06-05     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431227     Medline TA:  Emerg Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Hammersmith Hospital NHS trust, Duncan Road, London W12 0HS, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Injuries / radiography
Cervical Atlas / abnormalities*,  injuries,  radiography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Fractures, Bone / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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