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Section of the odontoid process by a shortened transverse ligament (a possible etiology for the mobile odontoid)

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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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    Bevan (1863) Medical Press, Dubin

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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

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Key words

  • Densaplasia
  • Odontoideum mobile
  • Transverse ligament
  • Short ligament