Title: Anatomical and Orthopaedic Perspective  of a Block Cervical Vertebra Anatomic, Embryological and Orthopedic   Perspective

Author(s): Dr Ashfaq ul  Hassan1, Dr Saba2, Dr  Shifan Khanday3, Faisal Naseer4

 DOI : https://dx.doi.org/10.18535/ijmsci/v4i6.10


1Assistant Professor,Clinical Anatomy Sheri Kashmir Institute of   Medical  Sciences College Bemina, Srinagar Kashmir India

2Tutor /Demonstrator,Clinical Anatomy Sheri Kashmir Institute of   Medical  Sciences College Bemina, Srinagar Kashmir India

3Assistant Prof,Clinical Anatomy   Dubai Girls Medical  College Dubai

4Student Sheri Kashmir Institute of  Medical  Sciences College Bemina, Srinagar Kashmir India

Corresponding Author: Dr Ashfaq ul  Hassan

Head Clinical Anatomy, Assistant Professor, Sheri Kashmir Institute of  Medical  Sciences College Bemina

Srinagar Kashmir India


  

Abstract

The   vertebral column can have many anatomic defects. One of the rarer vertebral defect is the block vertebrae in which  two adjacent vertebrae can be fused. This is a classic example of metamerism in human body.  These two vertebrae appear as Anatomically one vertebrae. The fusion can be right from the birth or can be acquired defect. There may be associated Myelopathy, Muscular weakness, Klippel Feil Deformity, Rheumatoid arthritis, Tuberculosis, scoliosis or trauma, ankylosing spondylitis, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, fibrous dysplasias ,  rickets.

 

                               

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