Persistence of the dens as the body of C1. A case report of a reare anomaly

L. E. Swischuk, C. J. Fagan, M. Sarwar

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A patient with persistence of the dens as the body of the first cervical vertebra is described. This is an extremely rare anomaly and in this patient was associated with instability of the first cervical vertebra. Embryologic considerations and the clinical implications of this anomaly are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978


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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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