Foramen arcuale: a rare morphological variation located in atlas vertebrae

Foramen arcuale: a rare morphological variation located in atlas vertebrae Surg Radiol Anat (2017) 39:877–884 DOI 10.1007/s00276-016-1808-5 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Foramen arcuale: a rare morphological variation located in atlas vertebrae 1 1 1 1 Sibel Cirpan  · Goksin Nilufer Yonguc  · Mete Edizer  · Nuket Gocmen Mas  · A. Orhan Magden   Received: 24 February 2016 / Accepted: 26 December 2016 / Published online: 15 March 2017 © Springer-Verlag France 2017 Abstract antero-posterior diameter of transverse foramina. There Objective To investigate the incidence of foramen arcuale was not any significant difference between the mean trans- in dry atlas vertebrae which may cause clinical problems. verse diameters and areas of superior articular facets and Materials and methods Eighty-one dry human cervical transverse foramina located on each side of atlas verte- vertebrae were examined. The evaluated parameters of two brae, respectively. Each of the areas of transverse foramina atlas vertebrae including foramen arcuale were as follows: located on the same sides with foramen arcuale in two atlas maximum antero-posterior, transverse diameters and areas vertebrae was less than the mean areas of transverse foram- of the right and left superior articular facets and transverse ina located ipsilateral side with each foramen arcuale in foramina; maximum antero-posterior diameters, heights, thirteen atlas vertebrae. areas and central sagittal thickness of bony arch forming Conclusion The present Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy Springer Journals

Foramen arcuale: a rare morphological variation located in atlas vertebrae

Loading next page...
Springer Paris
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag France
Medicine & Public Health; Imaging / Radiology; Orthopedics; Anatomy
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial