Variants and deformities of atlas vertebrae in Eastern Anatolian people

Kavakli A., Aydinlioglu A., Yesilyurt H., Kus I., Diyarbakirli S., Erdem S., ...More

SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.25, no.3, pp.322-325, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.322-325


Objective: At the craniocervical junction, developmental anomalies of the atlas may produce clinical symptoms by compressing on the vertebral artery, particularly during extreme rotational movements of the cervical spine. The aim of the present study was to investigate several varieties and deformities of the atlas vertebra from the skeletal specimens of Eastern Anatolian people.