Title: Os Odontoideum: radiological, anatomical and histological examination of a post-mortem specimen
Authors: Matricali, Giovanni ×
Matricali, B #
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Italia
Series Title: Journal of orthopaedics and traumatology vol:1 pages:57-61
Abstract: Six years after a successful atlanto-axial fusion for a case of os odontoideum, a post-mortem radiological, anatomical and histological examination was performed. This showed the os odontoideum being separated from the base of the dens by a ligamentous structure. No evidence for the existence of disc tissue or a pseudoarthrosis was found. The literature was reviewed with focus on embryological data and anatomical and histological findings. We conclude that this case of os odontoideum was caused by a defective development of the cartilage anlage of the axis during the sixth to eigth fetal week approximately.
ISSN: 1590-9921
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
× corresponding author
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