Endgames Anatomy Quiz

Coronal computed tomography of the upper cervical spine

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6811 (Published 14 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6811
  1. Mostayn Alam, foundation year 2 doctor in neurosurgery,
  2. Angelos G Kolias, neurosurgical registrar,
  3. Richard J Mannion, consultant neurosurgeon
  1. 1Division of Neurosurgery, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK
  1. Correspondence to: M Alam mostayn.alam{at}gmail.com

Identify the structures labelled A-E in this coronal computed tomogram of the upper cervical spine (fig 1).

Answers

  • A: Condyle of the occipital bone (left)

  • B: Lateral mass of C1 (atlas) vertebra (left)

  • C: Odontoid peg (dens)

  • D: C2 (axis) vertebral body

  • E: C3 vertebral body

Notes

Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6811