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Fractured atlas vertebra, coloured 3D CT (computed tomography) scan. Posterior view of a fractured atlas vertebra (break at upper centre) of a 34 year old man. Part of the skull can be seen at top. The atlas vertebra (or C1) is the topmost vertebra (spinal bone) that, along with the C2 vertebra, forms the joint connecting the skull and the spine. For a picture of a second fracture in the atlas vertebra of the same patient see M330/1706.
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