Erosion of the foramen transversarium of the axis. Anatomical observations

C. Taitz, B. Arensburg

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Six hundred foramine transversaria (FT) of the axis vertebrae of 4 population groups were examined for the presence of erosion of the lateral articular mass. Of these, 127 (21%) and 72 (12%) presented with moderate and marked erosion, respectively. Evidence is presented incriminating the tortuosity of the vertebral artery as well as congenital factors in the etiology of the erosion of the FT. Attention is drawn to the possible correlation between angulation of the transverse process of the axis and erosion of the FT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-17
Number of pages6
JournalActa Anatomica
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989


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