J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  2008 Dec;44(6):389-391. 10.3340/jkns.2008.44.6.389.

Congenital Absence of a Cervical Spine Pedicle : Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Research Institute for Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School/Hospital, Jeonju, Korea. spineeun@chonbuk.ac.kr

Abstract

Congenital absence of a cervical spine pedicle is a rare clinical entity, and it is usually found incidentally on radiological studies performed after trauma in patients with cervical pain. We report two cases of congenital absence of a cervical spine pedicle and present a review of the literature.

Keyword

Congenital defects; Cervical vertebrae; Radiography

MeSH Terms

Cervical Vertebrae
Congenital Abnormalities
Female
Humans
Neck Pain
Spine
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