International Journal of Anatomy and Research

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Type of Article: Case Report

Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 1 | Page No. 2148-2150

Date of Publication: 31-03-2016



Sonare Shilpa *1, Nikam Praful 2, Dofe Madhuri 3.

*1 Assistant professor, Dept. of Anatomy, GMC, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
2 Professor, Dept. of Anatomy, JNMC, Sawangi(M), Wardha, Maharashtra, India.
3 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, GMC, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

Address: Dr. Shilpa P. Sonare, Assistant Prof, Dept. of Anatomy, Govt. Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India


The present study shows abnormally fused axis & third cervical vertebra. The study was conducted in the department of Anatomy, GMC, Nagpur.  Bodies, pedicles & laminae of two vertebrae are completely fused on right side but on left side only bodies are partially fused while pedicles & laminae are separate. On the right side, the intervertebral foramen is also very narrow but it appears to be normal on the left side. This abnormality may be associated with neurological signs & symptoms. Therefore the case has been studied.
Key words: Cervical vertebrae, pedicles, laminae, intervertebral foramen.


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Sonare Shilpa, Nikam Praful, Dofe Madhuri. FUSED AXIS AND THIRD CERVICAL VERTEBRA AND ITS CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: A CASE REPORT. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(1):2148-2150. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.166




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