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C-spine gen

C-spine general comp questions

QuestionAnswer
What is atypical about C1? it is ring like with no body and a short spinous process
Alternate name of C1 atlas
What divides that anterior and posterior arch of C1? Transverse atlantal ligament
Which portion of the ring of C1 receives the dens? anterior portion
Alternate name of C2 axis
Alternate name for the dens odontoid
What is the function of the dens? allows for pivot movement
Alternate name for C7 vertebra prominens
What passes through the transverse foramina of the C-spine? vertebral artery and vein, and spinal nerves
How do the zygapophyseal joints of the C-spine lie? at right angles to the MSP
How do the intervertebral foramina of the C-spine lie? they angle 45 degrees anteriorly and 15 degrees inferiorly
What projection must be done to view the intervertebral foramina of the C-spine? 45 degree oblique – AP side up, PA side down
A 45 degree RAO C-spine will demonstrate which IV foramina? right
A 45 degree LAO C-spine will demonstrate which IV foramina? left
A 45 degree RPO C-spine will demonstrate which IV foramina? left
A 45 degree LPO C-spine will demonstrate which IV foramina? right
What projection must be done to view the zygapophyseal joints of the C-spine? lateral
Created by: annaluz87