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Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

Aplasia of the Posterior Arches of the Atlas: A Presentation of One Case

Submission: February 06, 2018; Published: April 18, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2018.02.000541

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume2 Issue4


Introduction: Partial or complete aplasia of the posterior arches of the atlas is a well-documented anomaly but a relatively rare condition caused by a defect in their closure. This condition is usually asymptomatic so most are diagnosed incidentally.

Case report: We report the case of a patient who presents a defect of the posterior arch of atlas.

Conclusion: There is a variety of the congenital defects of the arch of the atlas. Further studies are required on these lesions in order to take possible protection measures against trauma, and the selection between conservative or surgical treatment.

Keywords: Atlas; Aplasia; Posterior arche

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