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RADD 2612 Anomalies - OCCIPITALIZATION Description fusion...

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OCCIPITALIZATION Description: fusion of the atlas with the occipital bone sometimes called “most cephalic” in young children is usually asymptomatic in older children/young adults there are symptoms
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PLATYBASIA Description: flattening of the sphenoid bone and/or occipital bone Determined by: lines of mensuration called Martin’s Basilar angle (normal range = 123-152 degrees) some consider this AKA “Basilar Impression” over 152 degrees indicates
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BLOCKED VERTEBRA Description: two or more segments joined together 2 Types: congenital and acquired blocked
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SPINA BIFIDA OCCULTA Description: small opening due to the failure of fusion of the lamina no clinical significance Spina Bifida Occulta Spina Bifida Occulta
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TRANSITION VERTEBRA sacralization” Description; where the segment has characteristics of another area most common area is the lumbosacral sometimes referred to as “sacralization” and “lumbarization”
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TRANSITION VERTEBRA “lumbarization” Description; where the segment has characteristics of another area most common area is the lumbosacral sometimes referred to as “sacralization” and “lumbarization”
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SCHMORL’S NODE Description: nucleus pulposus herniates through the vertebral endplate TRIAD OF FEATURES: A). usually occur on the anterior/superior portion
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