Evaluation of the Normal Craniocervical Junction Craniometry in 137 Asymptomatic Patients

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Salem Al-Dwairy; Jehad Fataftah; Alaa Al-Mousa; Mohammad Z Ejjo; Khaled Albakri & Altarawneh Mohammad


To our best knowledge, most of the craniometric studies on the normal craniocervical junction (CCJ), are still poorly studied and based on measurements taken from plain radiographs. In this study, the authors conducted a craniometric evaluation of the CCJ in a population without known CCJ abnormalities. The purpose of the study was to assess the normal CCJ craniometry based on measures obtained from CT scans. The authors examined 137 consecutive CCJ CT scans obtained in patients evaluated at their hospital for treatment of non-CCJ conditions between 2018 and 2019. Twelve craniometrical dimensions were conducted, including the relation of the odontoid with the cranial base, the atlantodental interval (ADI), the clivus length, and the clivus-canal angle (CCA).

KEY WORDS: CT scan; Craniocervical junction; Craniometry; Normal, Relationship.

How to cite this article

AL-DWAIRY, S.; FATAFTAH, J.; AL-MOUSA, A.; EJJO, M. Z.; ALBAKRI, K. & MOHAMMAD, A. Evaluation of the normal craniocervical junction craniometry in 137 asymptomatic patients. Int. J. Morphol., 41(1):216-224, 2023.