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dens

 [dens] (pl. den´tes) (L.)
1. tooth.
2. a toothlike structure such as the odontoid process.

dens

, pl.

den·tes

(denz, den'tēz), [TA]
1. Synonym(s): tooth
2. A strong toothlike process projecting upward from the body of the axis (second cervical vertebra), or epistropheus, around which the atlas rotates. Synonym(s): dens axis [TA], odontoid process of epistropheus, odontoid process
[L.]

dens

, pl. dentes (denz, den'tēz)
1. Synonym(s): tooth.
2. A strong toothlike process projecting superiorly from the body of the axis (second cervical vertebra), around which the atlas rotates.
Synonym(s): odontoid process of epistropheus.
[L.]

dens

, pl. dentes (denz, den'tēz)
1. [TA]
Synonym(s): tooth.
2. A strong toothlike process projecting upward from body of axis (second cervical vertebra), or epistropheus, around which the atlas rotates.
Synonym(s): odontoid process of epistropheus, odontoid process.
[L.]

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Further, the dens axis displayed a small circular enhancement that caused a slight compression of the dural sac without significant myelon compression (Figure 1).
Additionally, the epidural abscess in the dorsal aspect of the dens axis had also progressed, resulting in an odontoid ostitis.
A greater anterior atlantodental interval (AADI), however, requires damage to the alar and apical ligaments, potentially combined with changes of the bony shape of the dens axis (Figure 1) [9].
The latter process is especially important for the proatlas, whose corpus forms the tip of the dens axis called the Ossiculum terminale Bergmann.
It may be either a tightly attached or an isolated bone element, or it may be articulated with the tip of the dens axis or with the anterior Atlantic arch.
Width of dens axis--it is measured as the widest diameter of dens axis on coronal plane.
Height of dens--measured as distance from the tip of dens axis to horizontal line which arbitrarily passed superior to superior articular facet of axis.
of second cervical vertebrae (Axis) Observed Parameters N Mean WIDTH OF DENS AXIS 75 6.6413333 LENGTH OF DENS AXIS 75 12.9492 DISTANCE FROM TIP OF TRANSVERSE 75 25.42266667 PROCESS TO MIDLINE VERTEBRAL CANAL A-P DIAMETER 75 16.4818667 VERTEBRAL CANAL TRANSVERSE 75 19.81213333 DIAMETER A-P DIAMETER OF Rt.