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Chapter: Neuro

Subchapter: Spine (Read entire chapter)

Diagnosis: Atlanto-axial subluxation
Lateral view of the cervical spine obtained in flexion (right) demonstrates a 9 mm gap at the atlanto-axial articulation (arrows, right), which is reduced in extension (arrows, left). Atlanto-axial subluxation is called if the distance between the dens and the anterior arch of C1 exceeds 2.5 mm in adults or 4.5 mm in children.




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