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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Odontoid process erosion was considered in case of changes in the typical outline of the odontoid process.
These include the opisthion (the dorsal border of the foramen magnum), basion (the ventral border of the foramen magnum), clivus, hard palate, atlas, pedicle of axis, and tip of the odontoid process.
The predental space is the space between the odontoid process and the anterior arch of atlas (Figure 5).
Polymicrobial osteomyelitis of the odontoid process with epidural abscess: Case report and review of literature.
D'Alonzo, "Fractures of the odontoid process of the axis," The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery--American Volume, vol.
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Atlas vertebra was fused to axis in such a way that odontoid process is deflected markedly backwards and to left uniting with facet at the anterior arch and its summit looks upwards and lying altogether above anterior arch of atlas and displaced from centrum of axis.
4) It is proposed that ligament hyperlaxity and incomplete ossification of the odontoid process in these syndromes may predispose individuals to the development of a traumatic os odontoideum.
Anderson LD, D'Alonzo RT: Fractures of the odontoid process of the axis.
The effects of excessive lateral bending include dislocation and fractures of processes, including the odontoid process.
Odontoid process and C1-C2 corrective ostcotomy through a posterior approach: Technical case report.
Respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological acute compromise due to spinal cord compression from either the tumor mass or odontoid process displacement into the upper cervical spinal cord were potential risks for CC prior to surgery.