Subtotal cartilaginous endplate avulsions
of the disc at C5. At autopsy, small hematomas were found in the
prevertebral muscles at these levels. All radiograms were normal.
The annulus fibrosus is intact. Note the hematoma in the longus
colli muscle. Several partial and one total cartilaginous endplate
avulsion, several uncovertebral and facet joint injuries and
complete ruptures of the atlanto–occipital joints and ligaments were
also found in this specimen. |
©2000 Wolfgang Rauschning, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Anatomy
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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