odontoid process


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odontoid process

[ō′dän‚tȯid ‚prä·səs]
(anatomy)
A toothlike projection on the anterior surface of the axis vertebra with which the atlas articulates.
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Separate odontoid process. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1963;45:1459-71.
The other current hypothesis supports a traumatic origin, corresponding to an odontoid process fracture type II of Anderson and Alonso classification, sustained by history of traumatism in many patients [23].
Kurze, "Acute fractures of the odontoid process. An analysis of 45 cases," Journal of Neurosurgery, vol.
The screw could not be detected anymore, the eight-year-old fracture gap was not consolidated, and the odontoid process was not dislocated (Figure 3(a)).
Onder, "The borders of the odontoid process of C2 in adults and in children including the estimation of odontoid/body ratio," European Spine Journal, vol.
Cv2ip -- The most inferior posterior point Odontoid process tangent (OPT)
The most common structural lesions were anterior atlantoaxial subluxation (30%), C1-C2 arthritis (22%) erosion of the odontoid process (18%), and apophyseal joint arthritis (16%).
The atlantoaxial articulation was anomalous with an apparent os odontoideum and assimilation of the odontoid process ossicle with the anterior tubercle of C1.
floridanum the presence of the mandibular fossa, the shape of the inferior border of the ramus, the shape of the [N.sub.4] and [N.sub.8], the angle of the odontoid process of the cervical tube, and the general size and thickness of the osteoderms.
Calcification in the spinal ligaments specifically around the odontoid process is common in this disease (Figure 3).