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odontoid

 [o-don´toid]
like a tooth.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

o·don·toid

(ō-don'toyd),
1. Shaped like a tooth. Synonym(s): dentoid
2. Relating to the toothlike odontoid process of the second cervical vertebra.
[odont- + G. eidos, resemblance]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

odontoid

(ō-dŏn′toid′)
adj.
1. Resembling a tooth.
2. Of or relating to the odontoid process: the odontoid ligaments.
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odontoid

adjective
1) Tooth-shaped.
(2) Referring to the odontoid process, see there.
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odontoid

Orthopedics adjective
1. Tooth-shaped.
2. Referring to the odontoid process, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

o·don·toid

(ō-don'toyd)
1. Shaped like a tooth.
2. Relating to the toothlike odontoid process of the second cervical vertebra.
[odont- + G. eidos, resemblance]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

o·don·toid

(ō-don'toyd)
1. Shaped like a tooth.
Synonym(s): dentoid.
2. Relating to the toothlike odontoid process of second cervical vertebra.
[odont- + G. eidos, resemblance]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Odontoid fractures tend to occur in the elderly, with a peak age in the 80s.
All had foramen magnum stenosis, intervertebral disc protrusion, loss of vertebral corpus height, malformations of vertebral bodies, platyspondyly, peri odontoid tissue, and ligaments thickening.
Basilar impression, occipitocervical synostosis, odontoid anomalies, and Klippel-Feil syndrome do not present symptomatically at birth and are not known to cause severe spinal cord compression requiring mechanical ventilation [5].
Less frequently, the noninflammatory and noninfectious entities with predisposing atlantoaxial instability (AAI) can be associated with a ROP, as os odontoideum, posttraumatic pseudoarthrosis of the odontoid fracture, and degenerative retroodontoid cysts [8].
If high-quality CT imaging is not available, a 3-view cervical spine series (antero-posterior, lateral, and odontoid views) is recommended.2-4,7,9-11,17,26 This should be supplemented with CT (when it becomes available) if necessary to further define areas that are suspicious or not well visualized on the plain cervical x-rays.
This species is characterized by being finely odontoid, pale yellow to grayish yellow basidiocarp, and suballantoid to allantoid basidiospores and by the presence of echinocysts in subhymenium.
Despite such complexity, the odontoid process and the body of C2 vertebra usually appear as a connected region collectively, having a total height that averaged 30 mm in adults, about 1.5 times that of the lower cervical VB [19].
The head position is estimated on the basis of the craniocervical angle, which is formed by the basic anterior cranial base (NS), and odontoid process tangent (OPT) which passes through the lower end last point on the body of the second cervical vertebra [2].