occipital condyle


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oc·cip·i·tal con·dyle

[TA]
one of two elongated oval facets on the undersurface of the occipital bone, one on each side of the foramen magnum, which articulate with the atlas.
Synonym(s): condylus occipitalis [TA]

oc·cip·i·tal con·dyle

(ok-sip'i-tăl kon'dīl) [TA]
One of two elongated oval facets on the undersurface of the occipital bone, one on each side of the foramen magnum, which articulate with the atlas.

occipital condyle

a projection of bone at the back of the vertebrate skull which articulates with the vertebral column. It is absent in most fish.

oc·cip·i·tal con·dyle

(ok-sip'i-tăl kon'dīl) [TA]
One of two elongated oval facets on the undersurface of the occipital bone, one on each side of the foramen magnum, which articulate with the atlas.

condyle

a rounded projection on a bone, usually for articulation with another bone; a knuckle.

condyle fracture
one involving a condyle, most commonly distal humerus or femur in small animals and distal cannon bone in horses.
occipital condyle
flanking the foramen magnum.
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In addition, a bony spur projecting from the medial side of right occipital condyle was found.
Cervical spine CT scan was performed and shows a right occipital condyle fracture.
The patient remained recurrence-free until January 2005, when an MRI detected a ring-enhancing mass just anterior to the left occipital condyle between the left vertebral artery and the left internal carotid artery.
Characterization of occipital condyle and comparison of its dimensions with head and foramen magnum circumferences in dry skulls of Iran.
One Skull Showing Median (Third) Occipital Condyle.
Zierz, "The forgotten condyle: delayed hypoglossal nerve palsy caused by fracture of the occipital condyle, " Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, vol.
3,8] If the lesion involves the lower clivus and occipital condyle, stability of the cervical spine must be evaluated with cervical spine radiographs including flexion and extension views.
The osseous framework of the ventromedial cranial base is made up of the caudal segment of the clivus, the upper portion of the dens, the medial component of the occipital condyle, and both the superior articular facet and the anterior tubercle of C1.
Right occipital condyle was divided by a fissure into 2 parts.
The important preoperative information includes length, width, axis/directions and overriding of occipital condyle in the foramen magnum, the relationships of the condyles to the foramen magnum and the relationship of condyles to important structures such as hypoglossal canal Condylar drilling is an important step in the transcondylar extension of the far lateral approach.