The Rare Anomaly That Can Be Confused with Fracture: Os Odontoideum

AYDIN F., BAYRAKTUTAN Ü., SADE R., Polat G., Pirimoǧlu B.

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol.31, no.1, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000005923
  • Journal Name: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Fracture, magnetic resonance imaging, os odontoideum
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Os odontoideum is a rare anomaly of the second cervical vertebra. The odontoid process is separated by a wide gap from the vertebral body in this anomaly. It can be associated with atlantoaxial instability.