Andreas Panagopoulos, Panayiotis Zouboulis, Eustratios Athanaselis, Andreas X. Papadopoulos, Panayiotis Dimakopoulos

September 2004, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 205 - 207 Case Report Read Full Article 10.1007/s00586-004-0789-y

First Online: 30 September 2004

An unusual case of partial aplasia of the posterior arc of the atlas, with persistent posterior tubercle, is presented in a previously healthy individual who sustained a neck trauma. Both plain X-rays and CT findings specified the lesion. Dynamic X-rays in flexion and extension showed an immobile posterior tubercle. The patient did not develop neurological symptoms at any stage during follow-up (1 year).

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