atlanto-occipital

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atlanto-occipital

, atlantooccipital (ăt-lan″tō-ok-sip′tĭ-ăl) [ atlanto- + occipital]
Pert. to the atlas and the occipital bones.

atlanto-occipital

pertaining to the atlas and occiput, e.g. atlanto-occipital joint.

atlanto-occipital fusion
a congenital defect observed in calves; causes tetraplegia at birth or by two months of age.
atlanto-occipital malformation
includes hypoplasia of the odontoid process, atlanto-occipital fusion.
atlanto-occipital malformation of Arab horses
includes occipitalization of the atlas and atlantalization of the axis. It causes incoordination with a characterisitic extension of the head at birth or soon afterwards.
atlanto-occipital membrane
there are two, the dorsal and ventral, each of which connects the cranial edge of the atlas to the margin of the foramen magnum.
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Type 2 is where only one or two cervical vertebrae are fused, often associated with hemi-vertebrae and atlanto-occipital fusion.
Atlanto-occipital fusion represents partial or complete fusion of the bony ring of the atlas to the occiput and is, as well, a contraindication to contact sports.
Athletes with particular conditions are deserving of special mention and include those diagnosed with Down syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, odontoid anomalies, atlanto-occipital fusion, or Klippel-Feil syndrome.