Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 3.3 (Septmber 2018)

Page No.: 5625-5631

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.307


Prabahita baruah 1, Krishna Kanta Biswas 2, Pradipta Ray Choudhury *3.

1 Assistant professor, department of Anatomy, Silchar Medical College, Assam, India.

2 Demonstrator, department of Anatomy, Silchar Medical College, Assam, India.

*3 Assistant professor, department of Anatomy, Silchar Medical College, Assam, India.

Address for correspondence:  Dr. Pradipta Ray Choudhury, Assistant professor, department of Anatomy, Silchar Medical College, Assam, India. E-Mail: prcanatomist@gmail.com


Any congenital or acquired abnormality in the vertebral column is of interest for radiologist, orthopedician, forensic pathologist, neurologist and clinical anatomist. Such abnormality in the vertebrae may be either asymptomatic or may limit our movements because of the important structures related to them.

During the osteology demonstration session for medical undergraduate students, we have found a few abnormal vertebrae of different regions of the spinal column.

The clinical implications and embryological significance of these specimens is discussed here.

Key words: Vertebral Synostosis, Sacralisation, Lumbarisation, Occipitalisation.


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Cite this article: Prabahita baruah, Krishna Kanta Biswas, Pradipta Ray Choudhury. A SPECTRUM OF VERTEBRAL FUSION DEFECTS. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(3.3):5667-5671. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.307