The authors propose a theory concerning the pathogeny of the mobile odontoid. They believe that this malformation could result from abnormal shortness of the transverse ligament of the atlas.
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Wackenheim A (1971) Neuroradiology 2:76–79
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Wackenheim, A., Burguet, J.L. & Sick, H. Section of the odontoid process by a shortened transverse ligament (a possible etiology for the mobile odontoid). Neuroradiology 28, 281–282 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00548207
- Odontoideum mobile
- Transverse ligament
- Short ligament