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2020 Dec 03

Orthop Surg

Multiple Fractures of Cervical Vertebrae Combined with Arcuate Foramen and Vertebral Artery Occlusion: A Case Report and Literature Review.


The arcuate foramen is a complete or partial bony bridge over the vertebral artery groove of atlas. The mechanism of the arcuate foramen is not clearly understood. Omission of the arcuate foramen sometimes causes lethal iatrogenic injury during spinal surgery.