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2022 Mar 14

Surg Radiol Anat

Isolated atlas-duplication as a manifestation of persistent proatlas: a case report.


Zumbihl L, Berthezene Y, Hermier M, Barrey C, Bani-Sadr A
Surg Radiol Anat. 2022 Mar 14.
PMID: 35284975.


Atlas-duplication is an exceedingly rare dysplasia of the craniocervical junction. To the best of our knowledge, only two cases of atlas-duplication have been reported and these were associated with complete anterior rachischisis and os odontoideum. We aimed to report a case of isolated atlas-duplication of incidental finding and without attributable symptoms which makes it unique.